David was born and raised in the majestic hills of West Virginia. Moving north, he spent his undergrad years at Cornell University where he did a little organometallic chemistry. After spending some time at UC Berkeley with the Toste group doing synthetic organic gold chemistry, he decided to return to the East Coast to do some more organometallic chemistry. David has joined the Knowles group at Princeton University for his postdoctoral work. Currently working as a research scientist at the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY.