Born and raised in southern California, Fr. David attended Loyola Marymount University out of a desire to pursue acting in a sitcom. God had other ideas! Fr. David met the Jesuits at LMU and became more involved with Campus Ministry and the Center for Service and Action. These opportunities to live a life of faith and justice led him to study abroad as a junior in El Salvador, which deepened his discernment to enter the Jesuits after graduating with a bachelor's degree in theological studies.
After professing his First Vows, he studied philosophy at Fordham University in New York, and then worked for one year with a study abroad program in Manila, Philippines, and for two years teaching religion at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA. He recently completed a Master of Divinity degree from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and was just ordained a priest on July 7, 2020. He now works with Christus Ministries, which empowers young adults and parishes to grow spiritually, change lives, and transform communities.