David is a Doctoral Candidate who received his B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and his Master's in Mind Brain and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is interested in applying cognitive science and neuroscience to persuasion, pedagogy, health behavior, new media, and decision-making. He is primarily focusing on bridging the intersection between evolutionary psychology, new media technologies, and interpersonal communication to inform improved design of interfaces and to provide a better understanding of modern communication patterns and systems.