David Tucker graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Environmental Science - Politics and Policy. After graduating, David participated in an 11 month internship with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in their Office of Congressional and International Affairs in Washington, D.C. While with NWF, David worked on issues involving the Federal Farm Bill and on wetlands. He assisted in NWF's amicus brief for the Rapanos-Carabell Supreme Court case, developed fact sheets on the Farm Bill, and lobbied on behalf of NWF on both issues. After completing his internship with NWF, David accepted a position as the Coordinator for Science and International Conservation at Defenders of Wildlife. After a short time with Defenders, David was promoted to Coordinator for Conservation Programs, a position he's held for the last two years. In his current role with Defenders, David Co-chair Defenders' Green Committee, represents Defenders on a number of coalitions, manages a variety of budgets and grants, and assists the Sr. Vice President for Conservation Programs as needed.
David is working to try to get legislation introduced that would establish a "Chesapeake Bay Week" in the state, aimed at raising awareness about issues facing the bay and ways we can work to resolve them. David is also an avid musician and trombonist, having been playing classical and jazz trombone for the past 15 years.