Darynn Dean, originally from Los Angeles, California, is beginning her third year at NEC as a Vocal Performance Major in the Jazz Studies Department. Some of her favorite artists are Barbara Morrison, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nancy Wilson. When she's not singing you can find her exploring Boston, searching for new restaurants, talking about social justice reform, or laughing hysterically with her friends. She has many passions that shape the artist she is and aspires to be. Each step is a new journey full of self-discovery and growth. She is excited to learn from the wonderful community of musicians at NEC. Darynn is returning as an RA for the second year and looks forward to meeting the new residents!