Michael has an undying passion for building community. He began his career in the non-profit sector June 2017 as an Internship Services Coordinator for Year Up Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, Michael also held the role of Alumni Engagement Steward, supporting hundreds of Year Up alumni, and advising the local alumni board. Michael was promoted to Program Manager of the Year Up Puget Sound site in Seattle, WA in February 2019. Michael dedicated his time in Seattle to creating and uplifting safe spaces for representatives of marginalized communities.
Michael was a DEI lead for the Seattle market and while serving in this role he founded the national staff resource group for Black, African American & Pan African staff. Michael served as a fellow on the Year Up Change Team which is responsible for building anti-racist infrastructure for Year Up and Grads of Life. Michael is completing is education in organizational leadership at Pierce College.