Darlynda began her career at Social Security as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel. Over the years she has progressed through varying leadership positions in policy, programs, communications, and strategic planning.
Darlynda lives in Columbia, Maryland with her husband, David. They have three adult sons and two grandsons. Darlynda is a proud alumna of the University of Michigan, where she earned both her bachelor's and law degrees, and ran on the university's first Women's Varsity Track and Field Team.