Darya left Iran at the age of five and attended a boarding school in Brighton, England. She received her B.S. with honors in Computer Sciences from the London University. Darya spent the next 19 years working in England, Afghanistan, and Japan. She moved to the United States in 1992 to work as a TechNet level 4 supervisor for Microsoft and stayed with them until 2000. During this time, Darya went back to school and studied interior design and landscape design, and started a company for design and construction which has been in business for the past 22 years.
In 2016, Darya started Aqua Derm Med/Beauty Spa and is planning to open two new locations in South Orange County in 2020.
Darya is a member of National Professional Women (NPW), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and UNDP Civil Society. She contributes to local charities regularly and volunteers at Saddleback Hospital.
Darya is proud of her heritage and celebrates all Persian traditions. By joining OCIACC board of directors, Darya hopes to give back to the community as a business woman and help others succeed.