Born and raised along the banks of the Tennessee River in Alabama, David Chunn spent his formative years skipping stones and learning the hard way how to swim. His passion and devotion to clean water and to preserving beautiful places blossomed as an undergrad while at Auburn University, where he studied history and political science and worked for a nonprofit monitoring the health of Alabama’s many lakes and rivers. Later on as a graduate student in city planning at the University of Memphis, he developed a strong appreciation for sustainable neighborhood development and for the city’s legendary BBQ.
In 2011, David moved to Pittsburgh and traded cornbread and drought-filled summers for pierogies and winter snow storms and never looked back. As a Green Cities Fellow, he is infatuated with Pittsburgh to an unhealthy degree and its active sustainability movement and plans to stay in the city permanently. And all though he no longer skips stones quite as much as he used to, he does still enjoy beautiful places and the occasional piece of cornbread.