David Flink

David Flink

Founder / CEO

Eye to Eye

New York, NY USA

I am someone who learns differently, and that is as much a part of my identity as anything else.


By Roadtrip Nation

David Flink


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Was never a good student, but decided that rather than becoming “the dumb kid,” he’d become “the bad kid.”
As a result, he was on good terms with his school principal, whose office he was visiting constantly.
He was later diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD.
When he got to Brown University, he learned that one in five people have a learning or attention issue.
Once he realized he wasn’t alone, he was struck with a desire to find “his people,” the learning and attention issues community.
He started a support group at Brown and word soon spread to nearby schools; suddenly, hundreds of students were emailing him wanting to join his “club.”
David realized he couldn’t just leave his project behind, and decided to dedicate his post-grad life to building “Project Eye-to-Eye” into a national movement.
Says he’s driven by his love of learning, and his passion is to make sure that every kid can learn in an environment that best fits their needs.
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Founder / CEO

I lead the country's only national non-profit created, run by and for people with Learning and Attention Issues.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

As a founder and CEO, I spend most of my time meeting, emailing, and calling people. It's a lot of organizational and administrative type work. I also sit on three national nonprofit boards and serve various functions with them. I am also often reading, researching, and writing for books and conferences. I regularly speak to audiences ranging from students and educators to social entrepreneurs, policy makers, and corporate leaders.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Stay open to the possibilities that present themselves. Share your story! Engage others in sharing theirs. Together we can all change the world. Never stop building community / networking. Be passionate about what you do but also have other passions that allow you to regenerate your creativity.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"How did I get in to college? Someone must have made a mistake."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues

Interviewed By

Being You

Being You

Making learning differences your strength