David Harary


Bachelor of Arts • Economics, Geography and International Trade • State University of New York at Buffalo


David Harary has a well-earned reputation as an insightful, fearless mediator between science, management, and policy. Completing his graduate co-op with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, David developed strategic business plans that will promote economic growth across the U.S. National Marine Sanctuary System. Prior to working at NOAA, David cultivated extensive experience building strategic communications plans with NASA Headquarters and worked alongside policymakers on resource security in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

In both the office and the environment, David’s ability to develop and communicate solutions for challenges facing today’s society has been sharpened by a diverse portfolio of unique experiences. He has over 3,000 hours of laboratory experience and has worked with several non-profits and multinational corporations on sustainability and natural disaster resilience. In 2014, David founded the award-winning non-profit think tank, Center for Development and Strategy. He is currently completing his MSc in Sustainability Management at the University of Toronto and has a B.A. in Economics and Geography and International Trade from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

An experienced writer, David has contributed opinion pieces for Error of Opinion, Medium and Think Together, sharing his understanding of the issues relating to our environment, political landscape and future society.

David's MScSM Internship: NOAA

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