In his first year at Stanford GSB, David pursued opportunities to grow his interest in investing by interning at the Stanford Management Company, conducting a field study with Crescent Park Management, and joining the Finance & Investment Club. During the summer, he worked at Farallon Capital Management, where he evaluated and researched investment opportunities in merger arbitrage and other event-driven situations. Prior to business school, David spent three years at the Yale Investments Office working on the absolute return portfolio and the asset allocation team. He passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst exams and spent the summer immediately before GSB working at Sophos Capital Management. David graduated summa cum laude from Yale University where he received a B.A. in Economics with Distinction and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. David grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and is an avid sports fan.