Darby Lynne Tassell
Darby, from Kentucky, has been a storyteller since she was 12. She was chosen as an NYSS Torchbearer in 2017. Darby is starting at Indiana University in Fall 2020, to major in biology. Her award-winning research on zebra finches has been presented at science conferences. Darby plays flute and piano and is the lead singer/keyboard player in a rock band. Her favorite hobbies are identifying bugs/birds, reading, and origami.