David Dagan is a freelance journalist and a PhD student in political science at Johns Hopkins University. He likes to help people tell their stories and figure out how they fit into the bigger political picture.
As a freelancer, David has reported from Germany, Israel and Rwanda. He previously wrote for the Central Penn Business Journal in Harrisburg, Pa., and for the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.
David won a first-place investigative reporting prize with colleague Eric Veronikis from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists in 2010 for a series on a failed building project. He was also a finalist in 2009 for a World Hunger Year Harry Chapin Media Award for a series on inner-city unemployment.
His academic research focuses on the politics of criminal justice.
David graduated from Brandeis University in 2003 with B.A. and M.A. degrees in politics.