Born and raised as a TCK (Third Culture Kid) in Guatemala, Central America, David comes to The Webb Schools with eight years of college admission experience, having served his last appointment at Villanova University. Being no stranger to boarding schools, he spent his first eight years of life at a small boarding school located in the highlands of Guatemala where his parents served as dorm parents and faculty. After graduating high school in Guatemala, David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music at The Master’s College and Master of Arts in Education at Pepperdine University. In his spare time, David enjoys visiting the national parks in the US, hiking, riding anything on two wheels, and serving as a sous chef to his wife (who is a wonderful cook). He and his wife are the proud pet parents of Homer and Johnny, two black rescue cats whom they adopted from a shelter in Texas. David’s favorite place on campus is the dining hall where he enjoys eating chocolate and drinking lemonade, finding that good conversation shared over delicious food demonstrates the strong sense of community at Webb.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.