Mr. D graduated in 2013 with a Physics, B.S. and minor in Astronomy from UMKC. During his time at UMKC, Dave participated-in and spearheaded many student organizations and activities. As President of UMKC’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students, he coordinated and directed educational community events, organizational goals, and biweekly meetings. He has worked hand-in-hand with many different high-schools and universities to bring educational and volunteering opportunities to students of all different backgrounds. Since 2010, He has also been an independent Chemistry, Math, and Physics tutor for undergraduate and high-school students. While in high school, Dave scored 5/5 on the Chem, Calc BC, Physics (A, B, & C), and Statistics AP’s. Dave also regularly participated in speech and debate events, gave annual seminars on Film and Improvisational Comedy, and was voted President of his Choir, Math Club, and his high school’s chapter of the International Thespian Society. Additionally, Mr.D has won numerous awards in both Mathematics and Acting. He has had an active volunteering life – tutoring mental health patients to get their GED’s, participating as a board member of the local chapter of the Youth Volunteer Corps, and regularly volunteering at inner-city daycares and educational centers. Mr. D is excited to join the Gurukulam team .