Department: Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy
Research Interests: Conservation and Ecology, Climate Change, Cities and Urban Planning
David is a graduate student in the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) department planning to earn his M.A. in May 2019. Before coming to Tufts. David earned his B.A. at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. He additionally spent several years in the field of worker cooperative development and education. His organization was successful in passing national legislation promoting employee ownership. In addition to pursuing his studies and the WSSS Graduate Certificate, David is also involved in Tufts New Economy.
Current Studies and Future Goals
When asked what he found most meaningful about his field of study, David responded with the following: “Nature-based infrastructures contain the possibility of reorienting human societies to the environments in which they are located. I am hopeful about the relationships that nature-based infrastructure allows between people and other species, and what this means for our understanding of nature”.
When asked what interested him in pursuing the WSSS Graduate Certificate, David responded with the following: “My research focuses on oyster restoration as a climate adaptation measure. I have also worked on wetlands policy. Water, especially in marine environments, is central to my work. I was happy to find the WSSS research track requirements closely matched my goals for my degree”.
David hopes to work in environmental restoration once he completes his studies at Tufts, but is also considering pursuing a PhD.
When not doing school work, David can be found watching/following NHL games and playing with his newborn niece.
Favorite Artist: Caspian
Favorite Place You’ve Visited: Montreal
Dream Job: MA Department of Ecological Restoration