David graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from the College of Media and Communication from Temple University in 2013. He completed a year of service in the AmeriCorps program City Year from 2013-2014 in Philadelphia where he provided tutoring, classroom support, and group facilitation for middle school children in low income communities. Afterwards, he worked at Getting Out and Staying Out in New York City as an administrative assistant, program facilitator, and upstate correspondent for justice involved adolescents and young adults from 2014-2016. Currently, David is finishing his Masters of Social Work and Masters of Public Health as dual degree candidate at Columbia University. His work includes examining health disparities in communities of color in the United States, linking the intersection of HIV and mental health in sub-Saharan Africa, exploring racism through the lens of virtual reality in 1000 Cut Journey, harm reduction maintenance with active drug users, and therapy in the setting of New York City.