As the Director of State and Local Engagement, Dave works on building PRRAC’s relationships with state and local civil rights advocates to better connect PRRAC’s federal housing policy work with community activism. This includes outreach to grassroots and community-based organizations and progressive local governments to support innovative state and local housing policy solutions.
Dave previously worked as a Policy and Campaign Manager at the Center for Popular Democracy, focusing on racial justice and transformational policy advocacy and supporting partner organizations and elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Additionally, he has specialized in research and advocacy on criminal justice, housing, and immigration policy at various legal clinics and nonprofit organizations. He has also worked as a canvass director and community organizer. Before attending law school, Dave served as a Program Manager with City Year Miami, where he was awarded Outstanding Community Partner Liaison.
Dave earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a Miami Public Interest Scholar. He received his B.S. from Florida State University, majoring in Political Science, History, and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences while minoring in Political Philosophy.