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David Trichler is Director of Operations at AidData. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of AidData programs and partnerships at William & Mary's Institute for Theory and Practice of International Relations. Previously, David served as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Special Assistant to the USAID's Chief Economist as a Presidential Management Fellow. He holds a master's degree in foreign relations from Georgetown University (graduating with highest distinction), during which time he worked as faculty assistant to Secretary Madeleine K. Albright and as researcher for former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios. David also served as an adviser to the ExxonMobil Foundation and as a consultant for the World Bank. Prior to his time at Georgetown, David worked as a development adviser mapping micro-credit and community network for projects in Namibia, Morocco, Brazil and Bolivia. In his spare time, he enjoys river rafting while perusing the Economist
. David is fortuitously married to his dream girl, and received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, graduating Valedictorian.