David Coven

Community Leadership Team

David hails from the Central District of Seattle, where his passion for access to opportunity was formed. Growing up, he set his sights on breaking the chains of poverty, which led him to study mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. During his undergrad, he worked at the National Science Foundation, Boeing, Tesla, and helped create the Hyperloop for SpaceX’s competition. It was through these dream jobs that he realized his calling: helping others pay for college through Scholarship Junkies, a nonprofit he founded. He believes not worrying about money will free students to experience the magic of higher education. His favorite place in the Road Map Project region is Beacon Hill; here he was introduced to a community that shaped his vision, values, and his goals to uplift as many as possible.

To reach David, email Carlina Brown Banks, who staffs the Community Leadership Team.