Hailing from Fredericksburg, VA, Mike has lived in New Orleans for the past eight years. He is a first-generation college graduate with a background in education, public health, and nonprofit management. He holds degrees from both Stanford University (BS in Bioengineering ‘08) and Tulane University (MPH ‘13).
He has been recognized as both a student and a professional by numerous organizations. Among his honors and acknowledgements are Coca-Cola Scholar, Gates Millennium Scholar, Ron Brown Scholar, Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Bezos Educator Scholar, Louisiana Teacher Leader, STAND For Children ELI Fellow, Urban League ULEAD Fellow, New Leaders Council (NLC) Fellow, Bryan Bell Metro Leadership Forum (BBMLF) Fellow, Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) Public Leaders Fellow, Education Pioneers Visiting Fellow, Emerging Philanthropist of New Orleans, and New Orleans Business Alliance Economic Ambassador.
He is currently the Site Director of College Track New Orleans, where he leads a rock star team of 25 staff members to ensure that 450+ first-generation, economically disadvantaged high school and college students have an increased opportunity to reverse generational poverty, beginning with the acquisition of a college degree. Learn more about his work at http://www.collegetrack.org/.