Michael received his J.D. from Boston College Law School, where he represented immigrants in removal proceedings in his school’s Immigration and Asylum Clinic and Federal Appeals Clinic. He spent his summers at human rights organizations in Colombia and Bolivia, and completed a semester-long externship program at a refugee rights organization in Ecuador. Before joining the Bronx Defenders, Michael was an Immigrant Justice Corps fellow at Sanctuary for Families. He also worked as a refugee officer at USCIS. Before law school, Michael was a management consultant in Texas, an English teacher in Ecuador, a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, and an advocate for survivors of human rights abuses in Bolivia and Mexico. Michael is a graduate of Bowdoin College. He speaks Spanish and French.