David is a Design Researcher and Strategic Advisor based in Seattle, WA.
He worked with the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development as their Startup Advocate from 2015 to 2019. In 2016, his participation in Harvard Business School's Young American Leaders Program, as well as the White House Summit on Building the Tech Workforce of Tomorrow, inspired his participation in other projects on cross-sector collaboration and the future of work.
In 2018, David graduated from the University of Washington with a Master of Science in Human Centered Design and Engineering. That same year, he also participated in the German Marshall Fund's Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative, along with thirty other mentors from across the country. His current interests include circular economy product and service design, shared mobility through decentralized technology, and platform cooperativism.
Hack the Central District
2014 - 2015
STEM Integration Program Manager
TAF (Technology Access Foundation)
2010 - 2015
2009 - 2010
Dream Allies Tutoring
2008 - 2010
Software Design Engineer in Test
2006 - 2009
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
the University of Michigan
2001 - 2006
2017 Crosscut Courage Award - Technology
2016 National Urban League Young Professionals: “Heroes in the Movement” Award
2015 University of Michigan Black Alumni Award: “Making a Difference - Technology”
2015 The Seattle Weekly Best Tech Idea
2015 Geekwire Awards: “Geek of the Year” Finalist
2014 Seattle Magazine: 51 Most Influential in Seattle