Mike was born and raised in the exotic place called New Jersey. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in Bioengineering. After graduation he commissioned with the United States Air Force through Officer Training School as a Cyberspace Operations Officer. After training in Alabama and Mississippi, he was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico with the 27th Special Operations Communication Squadron. For most of his time at Cannon, he led a specialized unit of 60 communications technicians to bring internet anywhere in the world for Special Operations Forces. He also deployed to the Middle East for several months as the senior communications officer supporting Air Force Special Operations Forces. He left the Air Force in December 2017. Because of his deep love of cheese-steaks and colonial American history, he will be going back to Philadelphia in August 2018 to attend Wharton, majoring in Finance. Right now, his post-MBA plans are to go into Management Consulting. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, hiking, reading, and watching dog videos on Instagram.