Michael joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation Team in 2013, after four years as Program Manager for United for D.C./D.C. United. In that role Michael managed an after-school program that taught soccer and healthy lifestyles to primarily underserved communities in Washington, D.C. Previously, Michael served as Operations Manager for PeacePlayers International, in Jerusalem, Israel. There, he helped grow a successful program that used basketball as a tool to unite children in divided societies. From 2010-2013 Michael established and managed Global Game Changers, a consulting company that supported international sport-for-good initiatives.
In his time at the Foundation, Michael has held several roles on the Programs and Expansion Teams. He is currently the National Program Expansion Director.
In addition to his full-time work, he is the co-author of the Urban Soccer Diploma and is the head coach of the KIPP Will Wolverines co-ed soccer team. He also enjoys writing for the Prompt, focusing on sports, current events, and culture.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz. He also holds a Masters degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University.