David was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas. In 2019, he earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from Taylor University, and did research under Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Vincent Sichula. During his undergraduate years he was a part of the American Chemical Society’s Local University Chapter and the International Students Society. Working in both the Brown group and the Van Kessel Group, David works on synthesizing sulfonamides and other drug candidates and testing them on Vibrio bacteria to study the effects on quorum sensing pathways in those bacteria.
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.”-V. Greene