Michael is originally from Chicago. He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Philosophy and minor in Religion. Michael studied abroad for a year in Berlin, Germany. As an enlisted servicemember, Michael served as a paralegal and Civil Affairs Specialist. He was also a dual status employee for the Department of Defense, supporting Army Reserve units in readiness and human resources. Michael attends University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He serves as an Articles Editor for California Law Review. After law school, he will be joining for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York.