After receiving a BA from Princeton University, Darcy spent several years in Thailand, Indonesia, and Western Australia working as a field technician and analyst with a shark research and conservation organization. She then returned to her hometown of Santa Barbara to pursue a PhD at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. In her research, Darcy used a combination of field surveys, experiments, and spatially and temporally explicit analytical tools to attempt to resolve a set of ecological debates regarding the trophic structure of coral reef communities, the drivers of life history variability in marine predators, and the ecological effects of non-consumptive human impacts on sharks. Darcy currently has a joint appointment with SFG and The Nature Conservancy’s California Oceans program. In this position she is working with big data and emerging data collection technologies to improve fisheries management for highly migratory species.