Darius Irani is a freshman in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University studying Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. Darius grew up in Upstate New York, in a town called Niskayuna, prior to moving to Baltimore. In his hometown, Darius initiated the the formation of a transparency workgroup in collaboration with district stakeholders that resulted in three recommendations for promoting transparent practices within the Niskayuna Central School District. The workgroup regularly updated a website with progress being made, and developed a framework for surveys to be used within the district to evaluate transparency. Darius is looking forward to the many engaging and thoughtful conversations with members of the Old Town community.