Kieryn Darkwater, Interim Executive Director

Kieryn Darkwater has spent most of their life as an activist, bridging the gap between grassroots organizing and technology. Homeschooled through high-school and graduated at age 15, they taught themselves how to code, write, and organize. They studied Labor and Community organizing at Laney College, ran a grassroots organization dedicated to making housing and cities accessible in the East Bay, and briefly served as a delegate to the CA Democratic Party.

As an educationally deprived homeschooled student who spent more time raising their 7 siblings than studying, they are passionate about the need for accountability in home education, and increasing awareness about the pitfalls as well as the advantages of homeschooling.

Kieryn co-founded CRHE in 2013, and served as a dedicated leader and staff member—  building the website and communications infrastructure, developing volunteer protocols, serving as Tech Director and Director of Outreach, participating in strategic planning, and shaping CRHE’s work and vision from the start.