From the Desk of Assemblyman Charles Lavine

June 8, 2009

It is always an occasion of pride for an elected official to boast about the achievements of a local resident, but I find it even more satisfying when the individual is a young adult who is poised to take a place among the leaders of tomorrow.

That said, I am honored to congratulate David Daepp on the publication of his paper titled “A 1960s Economic Perspective” in the Winter 2009 issue of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America, which is published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. It’s not every day a paper is included in a Harvard Review and with this singular distinction, David has proven himself to be one of a select group of distinguished young economists with the literary sophistication to communicate that information in an intelligent and understandable manner.

David, 26, grew up in Glen Cove and attended Kellenberg High School. He received a B.A. in economics at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and an M.A. in development economics at Fordham University in Manhattan. David was named a Ricci Fellow, is a member of Sigma Iota Rho International Affairs Honors Society and is working toward a career in international development with a focus on alternative energy and microdevelopment initiatives.

Currently, David is an associate portfolio manager with the Small Grants Programme of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), where he is responsible for the Latin America and Caribbean portfolio.

Congratulations again to David and his family on this singular achievement. We look forward to the continuation of his exceptional work.