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Milken Scholar 2011
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David Tang-Quan

Nonprofit Management


David is currently based in Nyamata, Rwanda (30 minutes south of the capital Kigali), where he serves as the Chief of Staff at the social enterprise EarthEnable. EarthEnable transforms the way people live by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda. It sells high-quality, earthen floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy. It also provides significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%).

Previously, David was an analyst for Innosight, a Boston-based strategy and innovation consulting firm focused on helping businesses grow through disruptive innovation. There, he worked with Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries, including healthcare, TMT, and consumer goods, in order to help them develop and launch new businesses that allow them to own the future.

Particularly passionate about international and community development, David would love to connect with individuals in the nonprofit sector. David graduated from Harvard with a degree in Economics and minor in Global Health and Health Policy. He spent his four years at Harvard serving at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, eventually becoming the Administrative Director, and loves to participate in other volunteer communities in the area.

High school:  Palos Verdes Peninsula High School


College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2015 A.B. Economics

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David Tang-Quan (MS '11)

David Tang-Quan, MS '11, is the new Chief of Staff at EarthEnable, a social enterprise in Rwanda which focuses on providing affordable flooring that can be washed, cleaned, and used to create a healthy home environment for the over 1 billion people who currently have dirt floors in their homes. David received his degree in economics from Harvard College.