In his role as an associate on the research team based in Washington, D.C., David analyzes critical political and economic trends in countries of the Asia-Pacific which helps clients better understand the environment in which they are working.
Prior to joining BGA, David was a digital intelligence analyst at AkarAsia, where he evaluated public sentiment on market developments in Asia and advised clients on risks and opportunities across a variety of sectors.
Earlier, David spent several years living and teaching in southern Thailand and worked as a project officer in the United Nations Development Program’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation Project. In this capacity, he helped coordinate and monitor livelihood-improvement and peace-promotion projects to foster social cohesion in Thailand’s three conflict-ridden southernmost provinces.
David holds a Master of Arts in Asian studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he pursued a dual concentration in politics and security and Southeast Asia. He received a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University in English literature and graduated with honors. David is proficient in Thai and Lao and is studying Vietnamese.