David Garcia


David Garcia is the Policy Director for the Terner Center. He leads the center’s engagement in local, state, and federal housing policy and supports the generation of research-driven policy ideas, proposals, and papers. David’s work and insights have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR. Prior to joining the Terner Center, David worked in real estate development in Stockton, California focused exclusively on infill projects in the downtown neighborhood. In this role, David managed various aspects of the development process, including development agreements, environmental review, and project design. Prior to that, David was a Research Analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, DC. At the GAO, David conducted evaluations and analyses of several different federal programs using a variety of methods, both quantitative and qualitative. David holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as a Master’s in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies in Baltimore, Maryland.