My name is Erik David and I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. After graduating from high school in 2002, I worked several different hourly retail jobs before enlisting in the U.S. Army in June of 2007. I subsequently deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as a member of the 20th Engineer Battalion in January of 2010. After completing my term of service, I moved back to Tallahassee in June of 2011 to attend college using benefits provided by the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I graduated from Florida State University in December of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.