David Stewart is a consultant with a focus on cross-border (Canada-US) education and innovation initiatives. Currently, he is a Program Advisor to the Bay View Alliance and had previously served as BVA’s Program Manager through its early and seed phase. He also consults with several clients on US-Canada projects, including the Digital Moose Lounge (a network of Canadians in Silicon Valley), Expansion Quebec, the Waterloo Region in Ontario, and the Government of Canada. From 2007 to 2012, he served as the Academic Relations Officer with the Canadian Consulate in Palo Alto CA, conducting outreach with universities and advancing Canadian interests in the region. From 2005 – 2007, he was Executive Director of International House, a Charlotte NC based non-profit where he had previously founded Charlotte’s first community immigration law clinic. He began his career as a lawyer in Toronto and Massachusetts, including legal and HR management with the internet company Lycos. He holds a B.A. (History) and an LL.B. (Law) from McGill University, and an M.A. (Intercultural Relations) from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.