Chris David oversees map-based visual storytelling and data-driven decision-making at American Forests. He is building American Forests’ long history of data-driven decision-making and advocacy using spatial data and analysis to tell compelling forest stories and build decision-support applications that lead to better outcomes for climate, water, wildlife and people. Prior to joining American Forests, David led GIS development for The Trust for Public Land’s Climate-Smart Cities work nation-wide and spent a decade supporting place-based decision-making for local and federal government agencies. David has degrees in Mathematics, Planning and GIS from the Universities of Massachusetts, Virginia and Maryland, respectively.