Darren Walker is vice president of education, creativity, and free expression at the Ford Foundation, where he oversees grantmaking in public education reform, higher education, arts and culture, media, sexuality and reproductive health, and religion. He also supervises the foundation’s offices in the Middle East and Africa. He previously served as a vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation. Before joining Rockefeller, he was chief operating officer at the Abyssinian Development Corporation in Harlem. Walker began his career in 1986 at an international law firm.