David Soo is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary. His work focuses on a broad array of higher education policy issues, with a particular focus on areas of academic quality and innovation. In addition, he provides leadership to the Department on financial capability for young Americans. David earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Department as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2011. David is from Newton, Massachusetts and resides in the Eckington neighborhood of the District of Columbia.