Damian graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in English and Anthropology in 1999 and two weeks later boarded a place bound for Kyrgyzstan. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic from 1999-2001 teaching English. He earned a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Russian, Eastern Europe and Central Asian Studies with a concentration in Human and Political Geography.
He was a Fulbright researcher in the Kyrgyz republic from 2005-2006. In 2006 he moved to New York City to recruit for the Peace Corps. He recently graduatedfrom the School of Visual Arts earning a Master’s degree in digital photography. He was recently part of a group exhibition called Face Time, where he showcased intimate portraits of New York City’s homeless. He has been a volunteer photographer for the Red Cross of Greater New York and for Heartgallery NYC. He originally hails from Newark, Delaware.
He has been accepted into the Foreign Service to work at a US embassy overseas.