As a freshman, David joined a fraternity and later served as the Sigma Chi Philanthropy Chair. He also played on Samford's club soccer team and volunteered at Birmingham's Brother Bryan Homeless Mission. Last year he was a teaching assistant in a University Fellows Western Intellectual Tradition 101 course. In previous summers, he served as a student mentor for the inaugural Great Ideas Summer Institute and worked as a science teacher at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham. David recently completed a semester abroad in Argentina.