David Boston grew up in Seminole, Florida, in the Tampa Bay area. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Florida where he majored in Political Science with minors in Urban and Metropolitan Studies and Public Administration. He earned his Master's degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland. He is a Senior Planner with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in Prince George's County, and he works with Dr. Lung-Amam as a research assistant. His research interests include economic development, poverty alleviation, planning process, disparate opportunities of place, planning in areas of violent conflict, and homelessness.