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Welcome to my personal page!

I’m David Gorelick, a Research Specialist at the University of North Carolina’s Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems. I have broad interests across environmental, engineered, economic, and financial systems and solving complex problems of resource allocation. My current research focuses on physical and financial risks to urban water utilities in the United States. My full publication history can be found on Google Scholar.

In 2023, I began a new position as a Foreign Affairs Officer and AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of State. I support the development of trans-boundary water policy between the US and Canada.

I have previously done research related to biofuel production, water quality, and racial disparities in water service access. As a “career” UNC student, I hold a BS in Environmental Science and Mathematics, as well as an MS and PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from Chapel Hill. Find me on LinkedIn here, or contact me at with any comments, questions or requests. Go Heels!