Darlene received her BS degree in Human Environmental Sciences from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 1991. Upon graduation, she began working for OSU serving in various roles across campus. Darlene worked for 5 years for the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education before returning to OSU in 2004. She recently finished a five year term serving on the OSU Staff Advisory Council (SAC) - 2010-2015. Darlene became Grant Coordinator for OK-LSAMP September 2015.