David Zwier was born and grew up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After high-school, he moved to the United States to attend Goshen College majoring in interdisciplinary studies with minors in business, international studies, and global economics. Throughout high-school and college, David played competitive as well as intramural soccer, basketball, and ultimate. David is married to Karin Fast—he counts himself incredibly lucky in this regard. Karin is an elementary teacher at Bethany Christian Schools After graduating from Goshen College, David moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to serve as an AmeriCorps fellow through the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. In that capacity, he worked with the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, a community-based nonprofit serving four Pittsburgh neighborhoods. He continued with the organization for another four years before leaving to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. There, David participated the pro-bono securities arbitration clinic serving low-income and elderly populations, and was a member the school’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team that placed fifth, a legal writing teaching assistant, and an executive board member of the Law Review. He also served as a judicial intern to Judge D. Michael Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as well as Judge Christine A. Ward, on the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas, and worked as a law clerk with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection as well as the City of Pittsburgh Law Department. When he graduated from law school, David joined Marcus & Shapira, LLP, a boutique litigation firm in Pittsburgh and worked on complex litigation, labor law, and employment matters. Karin’s position at Bethany Christian Schools brought the couple to Goshen. Together they enjoy long-distance running, cooking, eating their way through new cities and regions, and spending time with family and friends.