Darby Dunlop was born in Seattle and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a sophomore at Arizona State University currently studying English Literature, and hopes to one day go to law school and continue work with underprivileged populations.

Along with Read Better Be Better, she currently volunteers as a reporter for the the State Press newspaper, as well as an organization committed to prison education. In her free time, she rides horses as a member of the Arizona State Equestrian team and loves spending time with friends and family.