Darcy Cook is a research and development professional who has worked in the San Diego high-tech sector in the marine, energy, environmental and international arenas. Interested in healthy and good food at an early age, Darcy and her siblings were influenced by their mom who understood food is health and cooking is love.

Passionate about the ocean and the environment, Darcy worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where she specialized in deep sea and mid-water fish taxonomy. After graduate school, went to work at SAIC, then at Leidos after the company split. While there, she developed projects on ocean observations, offshore marine renewable energy and tsunami detection systems. Recently she helped develop an online training program for aquatic invasive species management, and currently supports the non-profit Clear Blue Sea with its mission to remove ocean plastic.

Darcy has an international relations / MBA from the University of California, San Diego’s Graduate School of Global Policy and Strategy; her focus was on environmental policy and her language, Mandarin Chinese.