Named as a Top 20 Under 35 by Space and Satellite Professionals International, David has built his experience around space-based remote sensing programs at NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Since 2014, David has led the Center for Development and Strategy 501(c)(3). In 2020 he completed a year long fellowship with the Climate and Security Advisory Group, which is comprised of over 200 national security experts from the U.S. defense and climate science communities. He was appointed on the Knowledge Board of the London, U.K. based International Society for Energy and Sustainability Research. David volunteers as Membership Lead of the DoD-wide community of interest network called Resource Competition, Environmental Security and Stability (RECESS). He now serves as a Senior Analyst with Agensys Corp. and Booz Allen Hamilton working for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the Air Force at the Pentagon.

David’s research is multidisciplinary and covers ground in environmental security, trade, and remote sensing capabilities in space. His research and writing has been featured in Just Security, The National Interest, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Slate, The Jerusalem Post, and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s New Security Beat with journal articles appearing in the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, Harvard Kennedy School Review, Inquiries Journal and Cornell International Affairs Review. He holds an M.Sc. in Sustainability Management from the University of Toronto’s Institute for Management and Innovation and a B.A. in Economics and Geography and International Trade from the State University of New York at Buffalo.