Michael has spent the last six years studying, working, and campaigning to build human systems that guarantee food security, food sovereignty, and system resilience.

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Michael is currently a Research and Writing Fellow with Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food, where he writes regularly about innovations that are helping us produce appropriate food when and where it is needed. 


Michael spent 6 months as an intern with Uprising Seeds in Washington State, spending every day working to put organic, open-pollinated seeds into hands so that communities can take back control of their food production. 



Michael has shown ceaseless commitment to empowering the next generation of food producers, spending four years teaching courses both at Stanford University in four departments, at Redwood High School in Redwood City, CA, and at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, CA.