David is a story-teller, an educator, and a traveler. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication minor in Global Politics degree, Cum Laude and Program Awardee, from the Ateneo de Manila University in March 2013.
In college, he headed 7 sector-based development organizations in the Council of Organizations of the Ateneo for 2 consecutive terms.
A part of the first-ever batch of Rappler interns, David is currently a multimedia reporter and a community manager for Rappler‘s civic engagement arm, MovePH. He covers human rights, disasters, climate change, and development issues. He also handles MovePH's communities of citizen journalists and activists in 12 provinces nationwide.
In November 2013, during his 8th month as a journalist, he was named Young Development Journalist of the Year in the Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA), hosted by the Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute.
He covered the Nanjing Summer Youth Olympics in China in August 2014 and the Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympics in Norway in February 2016 as one of the elite young journalists around the world selected in the International Olympic Committee's Young Reporters Programme.
In November 2015, his story on child hunger and malnutrition won the People's Choice Award in Save the Children's Media Awards.
In September 2016, Lozada was selected as an Academic Fellow on Civic Engagement in the US State Department's Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. He spent 5 weeks at the University of Nebraska at Omaha learning about how democractic institutions and civil society can work together to create genuine change. During his fellowship, he was named an Honorary Citizen of the State of Nebraska and the City of Omaha.
When he's not reporting about local governments' disaster mitigation plans or protests, he travels around the world – chasing sunsets, praying in Buddhist temples, and eating street food.