David joined Crosscut Strategies following two years as a Teach for America corps member in South Dakota, where he taught first graders. An Iowa native, David holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Communications from American University.

While at AU, David served as a co-student director of the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program. He coordinated the program’s print and online communications, which included a successful effort to increase the program’s social media presence. David gained a strong understanding of health care policy at the bipartisan lobbying firm ML Strategies, where he followed congressional hearings and issues surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He also has experience with the Iowa Department of Education and on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign in Iowa.

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