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Darlene Prescott is a native Texan, and earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. She moved to New York City and worked for the United Nations for 28 years, also completing two United Nations peacekeeping assignments— in the Middle East and East Timor (now Timor-Leste). While working for the U.N., she earned her law degree (J.D.) from New York Law School in 1990, subsequently passing the New York State Bar. For the last 13 years of her U.N. career, she was a Legal Officer with the U.N. Office of Legal Affairs.

After retiring from the U.N. in November 2005, she returned to the Houston area and was accepted by the Texas State Bar. She currently performs pro bono work with such organizations as the YMCA International Services, assisting local human trafficking victims obtain U.S. visas—as well as spending more time writing. She is a board member of the Houston Chapter of the UNA-USA, a non-profit organization that supports the principles and work of the U.N.


Darlene has had a number of articles on public international law issues published in various media. One of her short stories won “Honorable Mention” in a nationwide writing contest (The Southwest Manuscripters).


Darlene also has a keen interest in preserving wildlife and their habitats. She is a board member of the Friends of Anahuac Refuge—and is a member of the Armand Bayou Nature Center. She has self-published a book: Texas Alligators: A Wildlife Profile (available on Amazon.com). Additionally, Darlene has had a couple of newspaper articles on alligators published.


Traveling is another interest. Darlene has traveled to 50 countries—and plans to add more to her list, as well as return to some of those already visited. Australia is one of her favorite countries—no gators, but lots of crocs in the country’s northern territory.

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