David Meshoulam

NERN (2019)

Executive Director

Speak for the Trees

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts

Personal pronouns: He, him, his

David (pronounced dah-VEED) is Executive Director of an emerging nonprofit in Boston called Speak for the Trees. The organization focuses on increasing the size and health of the urban forest in Boston. The organizaiton focuses on trees as an environmental equity issue, as trees improve the livability, resiliency, and social well being of residents. SFTT works at the community level to raise awareness, plant trees, and advocate for better care of the urban forest. Through this lens, trees become a tool to connect people to each other, their communities, and the larger environmental problems facing the planet.

Formally a high-school physics teacher at Newton North High and Brookline High, David holds a Master's degree in History of Science and a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, both from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a long held interest in social justice and the ways in which the idea of "science" has shaped our understanding to knowledge, power, and selves. He lives in Watertown, MA with his partner, two children, and three backyard chickens.