Meet “Me” 1/2 Way Bio

Darian Pearlmutter is originally from The City of Brotherly Love, and for those of you pretending you know what that is, let her save you the trouble: Philadelphia, PA. Family has been a core value instilled in Darian since an early age. She feels like the luckiest lady alive to have such wonderful supportive parents—her biggest fans—and her two brilliant younger bothers.

After spending 18 years of her life in Philly, she discovered the hidden gem of the Midwest: Madison, Wisconsin.  She enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she initially thought she would major in business. Knowing that Cubicle Land just wasn’t for her, she switched her major to communication arts, with a focus in film. Darian decided that adding an art major to her repertoire was the perfect next move. The business bug never stopped pestering Darian. This was when Darian first took a stab at entrepreneurship when she teamed up with a fellow classmate to enter their idea of Loading Dock to the New Arts Venture Challenge. Here they found success and were awarded with a $2000 grant to follow their passion to start pop-up art galleries in the heart of Madison. In the coming months, Darian and her teammate will collaborate to launch the first gallery. She dreams to one day have the opportunity to combine her passions of film, adventure and extreme hobbies by traveling the world and capturing all it has to offer.

When she’s not reading an inspiring book and enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir, you just might find her soaking up the Madison sun on the Memorial Union Terrace wishing they sold Crop Circle Wheat beer. Darian especially enjoys gallivanting all over Madison with good friends, exploring Madison’s colorful food scene. When it’s not the food scene or a buzzing city, Darian loves breathing easy and embracing all Mother Nature has to offer. She is an avid rock climber and recently started climbing V3s. When she isn’t attempting to scale a rock structure, she’s probably training for a race or running for fun. Darian has completed two half marathons and will be conquering the Madison Marathon this May. She sounds cool enough already, but believe it or not, this is just scratching the surface.

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