David grew up near Nashville, TN and attended Rice University in Houston, TX, graduating with a B.S. in chemical physics and a B.A. in psychology. As an undergraduate, he worked on fluorescence of molecules in order to study cold chemical reactions. David joined the KM group as a graduate student in July, 2013. His hobbies include hiking, skiing, drumming, and reading fantasy novels.

Honors & Awards: 
  • 2014 NSF Graduate Fellowship