David graduated from Princeton University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Politics, specializing in International Relations and Near Eastern Studies. He then moved to Washington, DC and worked as a defense and security contractor for 5+ years. While working, he earned his Master’s in National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in 2011. David enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2013, graduated from the Defense Language Institute in 2015, and subsequently served on active duty as an Arabic linguist attached to the Intelligence Community. He separated in 2018 and is currently in New York working towards his MBA at NYU Stern Business School.