Derek Boyd is a recent formerly incarcerated graduate of Michael G. Foster School of Business at University of Washington, Seattle (BABA, 2021). In 2013, while still incarcerated, Derek co-founded Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education, a UW Registered Student Organization—supporting incarcerated students in their academic pursuits and mobilizing the student body to engage on issues of mass incarceration. He remains actively involved with HOPE as a non-student member and alum.
As a former board member of Underground Ministries, Derek worked to expand reentry options for returning citizens. He stepped down from the board in December 2021 to take a staff position as the One Parish Prisoner program coordinator—fostering relationships of embrace and trust between the incarcerated and parishes in the communities to which they return.
Derek aspires to enter public accounting and is currently studying to sit for the CPA exam later this year. His interest lies in serving nonprofits, disadvantaged business entities, and formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs.