David Havelick is a program manager for Dr. Mucci’s prostate cancer research team in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been working at HSPH since he graduated from UMass Amherst in 2005, and has been part of the HSPH Green Team (EcoOpportunity) since its inception.
In 2010, David led the effort in the Epidemiology Department (the largest department at HSPH) to get Leaf 1 Green Office Certification. In 2011, he was awarded a Green Carpet Award from Harvard’s Office for Sustainability.
In 2012, David (now co-Chair of EcoOpportunity) worked with Co-Chair Jennifer Bowser to restructure the EcoOpportunity Team by recruiting new members, identifying priorities, and creating subcommittees in areas such as Green Dining, Bikes, Labs, Communication, Green Office Certification, Events, Campaigns, and Recycling/Composting. He currently leads the Green Dining and the Bikes subcommittees.
Expanding on his work with the bikes subcommittee, David led the creation of the Harvard Longwood Bicyclists in 2012, a group that focuses on advocacy and education for the bike commuters in the Longwood Medical Area. Some achievements that have come from that group include a website, an annual bike fair, 2 bike repair stations (funded by an Office for Sustainability student grant), bike maintenance/repair classes, bike breakfasts, and an annual bike safety summit.
In March 2014, David received his masters degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from the Harvard Extension School. He is also a member of the Boston Bikes Advisory Group and on the Board of the Boston Vegetarian Society.