Daren R. Ginete is an equity-driven philanthropic advisor with extensive experience in research, healthcare, and program development. Daren joined the Science Philanthropy Alliance in 2020 as an infectious disease fellow and then transitioned as a civic science fellow, and now serves as an associate advisor. As part of his roles, he helps funders in programmatic and grantmaking strategies as well as manages the Alliance’s shared interest group on diversity, equity, and inclusion in science philanthropy.
Over the years, Daren performed research at diverse institutions across the United States focused on fundamental science research such as identifying molecular mechanisms that drive infectious diseases. Before that, he worked in healthcare where he learned how human interactions and cultural attitudes influence prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
Daren has also created and implemented diverse programs at the intersection of science and society. He served as an editor for an Alliance series about the importance of basic research for the COVID-19 pandemic response (covid19prequels.com). He has also worked in event programming and video production, including generating resonant educational content for members of the scientific enterprise. Daren received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. in biology from the University of San Diego.