David Poole is a fifth-year graduate student currently studying for his PhD at Iowa State University under the guidance of Dr. Mark S. Gordon. Born and raised in southeast Michigan, he earned a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 2016. He is one of the lead developers and maintainers of the high-performance LibCChem library shipped with the GAMESS electronic structure theory software package. Additionally, he finds a research interest in the development and application of novel and useful software engineering tools for use in quantum chemistry, ranging from development and implementation of high-performance quantum chemistry algorithms on GPUs to application of novel programming languages to quantum chemistry codes. Finally, he finds a research interest in the application of multireference methods to explore quantum chemical phenomena.