David assumed his current position of Director of Operations and Global Inclusion Initiatives after serving as the Director of International Travel Seminars at CGEE for 7 years. As Director of Operation, David builds upon his strong understanding of CGEE’s programming, pedagogy, financial management and knowledge of the international sites as he helps to find new ways to expand upon CGEE’s intenationally recognized work and bring it into new areas and find new opportunities. David’s work has also long focused on Diversity and Inclusion work within CGEE as he served as chair of the diversity task force for 3 years. David is also currently on the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is certified as a Qualified Administer for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), the tool for measuring intercultural competence that both the college and CGEE has used.
Before entering the field of International Education, David worked in the field of social services and was the Executive Director of a non-profit agency that operated a Syringe Exchange Program and provided harm reduction based services to clients. David’s graduate studies focused on Southern African History, and Portuguese speaking Africa and the diaspora, he cites that this interest was fueled by living abroad for 3 years in his youth in Angola, Mozambique, Portugal and Brazil.