Josh Darr
Change maker. World citizen. Educator.


Thanks for stopping by! I graduated in 2013 from Old Dominion  University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA with a Bachelor of Science in Communications concentrating in Public Relations and Public Service. While at ODU, I remained actively involved in the community and on campus as a mentor, Resident Assistant, and as a Program Assistant with two different departments: Student Activities and the Division of Student Engagement & Enrollment Services. Outside of employment, I had a passion for leading and entertained numerous student leadership positions in multiple student organizations.

Deciding what you want to do in life is tough. I entered college not knowing what I wanted to do but it had to involve working with or helping others. Nearing graduation, I contemplated graduate school or going into the workforce. After talking with others and finding my way, I had finally narrowed down what I enjoy. This is it. I have a need to be on the go, in a fast paced environment. I strive for success and always look for the next person I can help and next project at task both professionally and personally. I realized my passion for helping others can be fulfilled by being a resource, mentor, and leader to others through my employment.

This leads me to beginning my career in education and currently completing my Master in Organizational Leadership. I recently received some of the best advice from my friend Philip and I am following it. You have to stick to your gut, follow your own path, and do not be afraid to disappoint others because you are choosing another option. Take advantage of your surroundings and enjoy the moment. There is this huge rush for everyone to be extremely successful by the age of 25 but in reality, it may take longer and you must work for what you want. Lastly, never compare your success to others.

Whether it is planning ODU’s Homecoming with the Student Activities Council, implementing a residence life program, counseling  a student, hosting an admitted students day, sifting through student applications, or volunteering at a Fire Station, I choose to be surrounded by others.

See you soon,

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success."

"El futuro de los niños es siempre hoy. Mañana será tarde."

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
- Josh Billings