David teaches high school science and math with Portland Public Schools, and believes in the importance of cultivating STEM literacy in our society. He loves building community with people who are passionate about effecting positive changes in our world, which is what led him to move to Portland after growing up in upstate New York and earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Buffalo. David has held leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations before joining the ELB, including 350PDX, Bike Farm, and King Neighborhood Association. He strives to keep intersectionality, equity, and climate justice at the forefront of his climate work. When not working in the community, you might find David riding his bike around—or out of town—eating burritos, or enjoying the glorious nature that the northwest has to offer.