David Bernal is a Research Associate at SEI. David has worked in the nonprofit sector on issues pertaining to community development and a variety of issues pertaining to youth development including educational attainment, mentoring, and physical and emotional health. Prior to SEI, David worked as Director of Program Outcomes at a youth serving organization in Southern California. In that role, he assisted in grant writing, conducted literature reviews, and collected, analyzed and reported grant-funded program data.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the California State University, San Bernardino, a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology with concentration in Talent Management from William James College and is a current doctoral student in Organizational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts.