David joined Redstone after graduating from Columbia University, having received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Political Science – Statistics and a minor in Sociology. At Columbia, David wrote a senior thesis for the Political Science department, using a mixed-methods approach to analyze the efficacy of municipal deportation defense programs and the importance of nonprofit collaborations in facilitating those programs. 

During the past four years, David has been deeply immersed in on-campus student advocacy and social impact work with local nonprofits. In response to the rise in hate crimes directed against the AAPI community in New York City, David co-founded the Asian Interboard Initiative, a coalition of different Asian affinity groups and student advocates. The Interboard helped direct university resources to Asian students during times of crisis and served indigent Asian residents in the city. Outside of his work with the Interboard, David served as the publisher of the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review and a project leader for Columbia’s nonprofit consulting club.  

Prior to joining Redstone, David interned at The Bronx Defenders, where he worked with attorneys and advocates providing holistic defense to indigent clients in criminal proceedings. He was also an Unaccompanied Minors Program intern at Catholic Charities Community Services of New York, where he helped minors with their asylum applications. Most recently, David interned at La Cocina, a nonprofit restaurant incubator that assists low-income food entrepreneurs formalize their businesses. At La Cocina, David worked closely with founders of color on their revenue growth strategies and assisted the organization with its community service projects.   

In his free time, David enjoys cooking meals for his close ones, playing basketball, and sharing the road with the rabbits and the trees.