Michael is a researcher and community organizer doggedly working his way toward food and energy systems that are secure, sovereign, and resilient. Despite degrees in Earth System Science and in Environmental Policy and Management from Stanford University, he's PNW to the bone. He has broad experience working as a scholar, analyst, and community organizer, all in non-profit, NGO settings. His work on environmental and climate justice has led to published interviews or citations by dozens of media platforms including Democracy Now, The Guardian, NPR's All Things Considered, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury, Inside Climate News, Inside Energy, Cracked, WNYC, KQED, KALW, and Breitbart. Michael holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from Stanford University, has been a Volpert Scholar in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science, and holds a B.S., with Honors, in Earth System Science, with a focus on Food Systems, also from Stanford University.