2014 Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard University
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney, with First Class Honours and the University Medal. He has worked for state and federal education ministers as an adviser on programs to improve school quality in disadvantaged communities, working particularly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and their schools. He has also worked in education policy in Brazil.
David is undertaking a Master's program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His interest is system-level best practice in overcoming the obstacles to academic success that are created by poverty and social exclusion.