David Hursey graduated from Davie High School in 2013 and attended North Carolina State University. He was a recipient of three scholarships through the Davie Community Foundation – the Davie High Class of 1959 Scholarship, the Hanes Smith Scholarship, and the White-Martin Scholarship. While at NC State, David studied environmental engineering and worked internships with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), and Kimley Horn. Currently, David works for Kimley Horn as a Hydraulic Civil Analyst. He is a water resource specialist focusing on stormwater projects in central North Carolina.
During his time in college, David was involved with an organization called Engineers Without Borders. As a local project lead, he pioneered projects in the Raleigh area that would assist with work going on in villages around the world. Engineers Without Borders leads projects such as creating renewable energy for schools in Sierra Leone and drilling wells to provide clean water in Guatemala. This organization even created a drip irrigation system for NC State’s SOUL Garden.
The experiences David gained through college courses, internship experiences, and club involvement prepared him for the work he is currently doing on projects such as the City of Greensboro’s Greenway Feasibility Study, Durham Eno River Watershed Improvement Plan, or the City of Wilmington’s Drainage Improvements.
As David progresses in his career, he recently passed the The Principles and Practice of Engineering exam and is continuing to develop his skills through Kimley Horn’s professional development opportunities. When not working, he loves to play tennis as much as possible, try out new restaurants and hot spots in the Raleigh area, and remain active in intramural sports.