Michael was born and raised in Chicago prior to moving to Boston in 2010. His career started with a term of service in AmeriCorps in which he recruited diverse community and school-based mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters Massachusetts Bay. Afterwards, he worked for the Boston Teacher Residency, Commongood Careers, and Mass Mentoring Partnership. He now joins FII–Boston to assist with local site operations and family engagement. Michael graduated from the University of Illinois-Springfield and completed the Community Fellows Program through the Institute of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, formerly at Boston University’s School of Management.