David comes to FSG with over five years of on-the-ground international development experience as well as a variety of involvements advising governments and nonprofit leaders in the fields of economic development, community engagement, strategy, and social innovation.Full bio
Role at FSG
As an associate director, David helps clients across all sectors take on the complex challenges facing their organizations in order to increase their capacity for social impact. During his time at FSG, he has worked with numerous clients, with a primary focus on U.S. and global health. Representative engagements include revamping the corporate social responsibility strategy for a U.S. pharmaceutical company, recommending new opportunities for a U.S. corporate foundation to deepen its philanthropic impact overseas, and advising the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on its investments in adolescent girls. David actively supports FSG’s Global Development, Global Health, and Shared Value practices.
David started his career in international development as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, where he served for three years in the Dominican Republic. During his first two years, his projects included organizing local mothers to create income-generation opportunities, working with youth to facilitate environmental classes in their high school, and collaborating with local authorities to renovate his community’s baseball field. During his last year in the D.R., David worked with local NGO leaders and community members across the region to prepare them to receive new Peace Corps volunteers and to execute community-based projects. Immediately upon finishing his service, David moved to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He lived there for two years, managing operations and strategy for a rural loan and education program for Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest microfinance institution.
- Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Master in Public Policy. Recipient of Edith Stokey Public Service Fellowship.
- Gustavus Adolphus College, BA magna cum laude, International Management and Spanish
- Spanish (fluent)
- Haitian Creole (fluent)
- French (intermediate)
On working at FSG
“I’ve never met an organization quite like FSG. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to work with so many remarkable and humble people who pride themselves not only on the caliber of their ability to think strategically and generate new ideas, but also on their passion for creating social impact. It is a unique privilege to be able to learn as much as I do every day, all while being able to make meaningful contributions to solving the world’s toughest and most complex problems.”