Kieryn Darkwater helped found CRHE in 2013; serving as both Tech Director and Board Member until 2019 when they stepped down to focus on developing the Chapter Program.
Kieryn has spent most of their lifetime as an activist, bridging the gap between grassroots organizing and technology. Homeschooled through highschool and graduated at age 15, they taught themselves how to code, write, and organize.
As an educationally neglected homeschooled student who spent more time raising their 7 siblings than studying, Kieryn is passionate about the need for accountability in home education, and increasing awareness about the pitfalls as well as the advantages of homeschooling.
Kieryn was one of the founding board members in 2013. They currently live in Oakland, CA where they are establishing the first local chapter of CRHE. They organize with East Bay for Everyone, founded the Laney Queers Club, are part of the 2018-2019 Student Organizing Cohort, and are working on a Labor Studies degree from Laney College.