Silver Lake, CA
MA in Education, Leadership and Change '12
"We think ‘education’ and we think of public schools or going to school to teach, but there’s so much of education that takes place outside of the classroom or in the classroom in a different context. I didn’t necessarily want to be a teacher. I approached the MA in Education program from a nonprofit educational perspective. I wanted to understand education more, understand different models more, and to be able to apply that in a nonprofit setting, which is what I now do in my career... What I appreciate the most…is the community that was established in each one of the classes. And I don’t feel you get that at other universities."
David is a leadership development manager at CCEO YouthBuild, a nonprofit fostering leadership, educational, and technical skills within high-risk youth throughout Los Angeles. David’s interests include working with low-income communities; community service; cycling; and entertaining his two young sons, who never stop moving.