David is a 22-year-old senior at the University of Houston and running for Pearland ISD Board of Trustees, Position 6. As a student advocate, he’s dedicated years to serving his community. From a very young age, he conducted human rights advocacy every summer in D.C. with BPSOS representing prisoners of conscience. In 2018, he was the youngest candidate appointed to the executive board of VCSA where he worked to provide various youth programs and mobile clinics for marginalized communities. In 2019, he was a kindergarten foreign language teacher at KTA restructuring lesson plans for more interactive learning.
As a former graduate of Pearland ISD, David understands what it is like to sit in classrooms and walk the halls of today’s public education system. He recognizes the many struggles that students and teachers are experiencing on a day-to-day basis. If elected, David hopes to bring fresh ideas, a student’s perspective, and only student-centered decision making to the board. He firmly believes that new leadership is the only way to bring change, and that he is that agent of change. He will strive to ensure quality education, healthy academic achievements, and accountability prioritizing students and teachers above any and all special interests. He promises leadership that will be approachable, personable, and reflective of the increasingly diverse community with open dialogue, language accessibility, and inclusion and acceptance.
David was born and raised in Pearland, Texas to Vietnamese refugees.