Early Life

Rashid Darden was born in Washington, DC in the Summer of 1979.  He attended DC Public Schools and graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in 1997.  While in school, he traveled to Moscow, Russia, on an exchange program with other classmates.  He was active in Student Government, Future Business Leaders of America, and was Co-Captain of the Cheerleaders.  He received his first award in writing from the Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Inc., for his short story “Vampires at Camp.”

Education

Rashid graduated from Georgetown University in 2001.  It was on the Hilltop where Rashid, under the tutelage of novelist Dennis A. Williams, began to pursue a career in writing.  He also honed his photography skills as a member of the yearbook staff.  Other activities included the Georgetown University Step Team, which he founded, and Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, where he served as Vice President and Pledgemaster.

Rashid briefly attended American University for advanced study in Creative Writing.

Interests

Rashid has maintained an interest in photography and writing over the years.  Additionally, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity, and the Federal City Club.  He enjoys travel, films, television, Tarot reading, live music, and all things fraternity and sorority life.

Rashid's life of...

Writing

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Teaching

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Service

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