David TintaEducational Adviser, Young Scholars Program
As an educational adviser, David provides academic advising and access to educational opportunities to the Foundation’s Cooke Young Scholars.
Prior to joining the Foundation, David served as Teacher at Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, DC, where he taught math, Spanish, social studies, English and language arts, in a dual-language program. David worked on curriculum innovations and culturally responsive teaching points to empower his students and ensure teaching materials were representative of their experiences; while teaching, he also founded and directed the Cultur-X Education Program, which received a $50,000 DCPS Reign Grant to support and promote cultural enlightenment, leadership, diversity, and inclusion to over 100 DCPS students. David has experience in several educational settings supporting high school students through their college and scholarship applications and other post-secondary plans. In his time at the University of Virginia, he founded the PATHE (Providing Access to Higher Education) UVA Initiative where he mentored and empowered students around Charlottesville and was rewarded Charlottesville Hero of the Month for his service to the community.
David attended the University of Virginia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in both government and African and African-American Studies.