David Flagg was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He has spent his entire life living in Dorchester in the same house that his family has inhabited for five generations. He lives with his father, mother, and younger brother, Matthew.
Before attending the Latin School, David spent eight years at Saint Brendan’s Parish School in Dorchester. It was at this little school on a hill that David was first exposed to the idea of public service. In the sixth grade, he served as president of the student council, working tirelessly to address the concerns of his fellow classmates. Throughout his years there, he would volunteer with the parish chapter of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society at their biannual clothing drive, helping with the collection of clothes, books, and other household items for those in-need of them. He still strives to help out each year when the drive comes around. While seemingly small, they instilled in him a value of service that continues to this day.
At Latin School, David found his footing his freshman year when he joined the newly founded boys crew team. David found in rowing a sport that he truly loved, even after nearly three months of grueling indoor conditioning. As the years have progressed, the team has grown to an admirable size, filled with athletes willing to push themselves to their limits. Years of hard work finally paid off this May, when the team won the overall points trophy at the Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association’s Spring Championship. As a departing senior leader on the team, David knows that it is being left in extremely capable hands.
When not on the river, David spent much of his academic time exploring his love for history. He still considers AP US History to be his favorite course from his time at Latin School. After taking Facing History and Ourselves his junior year, David served as a Topol Fellow in Peace and Nonviolence during his senior year, working to raise awareness around issues concerning human rights while also calling people to action through events like voter registration drives. As president of the National Honor Society, he worked to organize various service projects throughout the year, both at the school and throughout the city.
This summer, David will be working under Brian Golden at the Boston Planning and Development Agency, specifically in the Office of Workforce Development. He hopes to use his fellowship experience to gain a better understanding of the work that goes on behind the scenes at all levels of government.
In the fall, he will be attending Harvard College and plans on studying Economics and Government.