Born in Boston, David is an urban jíbaro of two Boricua parents: one educator from Puerto Rico and the other a police officer from the Villa Victoria in the South End. He grew ever more aware as a young person the need for equitable education. Upon graduating with his bachelor’s degree from Gordon College, he went on to teach in Camden, New Jersey for five years as a math and English as a second language instructor.
As an educator, David became intimately aware of inequalities within the education system. His students inspired him to learn more about the systems that created unnecessary roadblocks for his students. While teaching, he attended Temple University, where he received his master’s degree in urban education with a policy focus. He grew more and more interested in impacting education through addressing issues in his hometown, Boston.
David joined E4E because he felt a strong desire to work for equity in education in his home city. He truly believes that teachers should have the chance to engage in policy in order to positively impact lasting change in the classroom. As an E4E outreach director, David loves connecting people around the city and creating spaces for teachers voices to be elevated in policy discussion.