At Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID), David manages environmental and livelihood projects to help poor communities increase income and adapt to climate change. David came to Myanmar first as a tourist in 2011, and then returned as a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow in 2013. Prior to Myanmar, David worked in China for ten years including managing projects and setting up a new office for the nonprofit CWEF in Guangdong, leading to microcredit loans for farmers and scholarships for hundreds of students. He also worked in the CSR sector with BSR and later for Intertek. David has also held positions at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, The Nature Conservancy and Habitat for Humanity International in Yunnan and WWF in Myanmar. He received a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and lives in Yangon with his wife and son.