Dave Beza serves the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as a Fiscal / Contracts & Grants Assistant in the Marine Biology Research Division. His role involves providing Principal Investigators with accounting support, grant management, and financial controls so that his researchers can focus on their groundbreaking works regarding ocean discovery and human health.
He graduated from UCSD with a degree in Ethnic Studies where he served as a Vice President of Finance for the Associated Students and a President for the Asian Pacific-Islander Student Alliance. As a UCSD Alumni, he continues to support APSA, the Cross Cultural Center, and OASIS.
He is currently enrolled in the University of San Diego’s Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program where he has been working on applied projects for nonprofit organizations, such as proposing transportation legislation and designing a community college fellowship program focused on encouraging students into environmental career paths. He plans to graduate later this year.
Outside of his career and continuing education, Dave is an accomplished volleyball coach and professional DJ. He was born in the city of Manila in the Philippines, but considers himself a San Diego native after living all over the city since he was 4 years old.