Damion was born in San Francisco and raised in East Oakland. After graduating from Webster University with a degree in Speech Communication he became a Fellow at the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in San Francisco. As a Fellow, he worked for the Drug Policy Alliance, The City of Oakland, United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council, PG&E, and the East Oakland Youth Development Center. After graduating from CORO he became a Political Organizer for the Alameda Labor Council and helped progress labor causes in the 2016 election. Since 2017 Damion has worked as a Field Interviewer for Mathematica Policy Research focusing on research projects in the East Bay. During his time at Webster, Damion recognized how gentrification and widening economic inequality in Oakland was displacing long time residents of his hometown. This compelled him to come back to the Bay Area and get involved in community organizing.