An aspiring physician scientist, Michael recently relocated from Boulder, Colorado to Berkeley, California to participate in ongoing biomedical research at Lawrence Berkeley Labs. He has been interested in international development since high school and has taken time in Peru to visualize what he believes sustainable development would look like. In discovering Clara Vista, he knew he had found an organization with a development philosophy well aligned to his own. In his less-than-abundant free time, Michael enjoys swing dancing, going on trail runs, and touring craft breweries.