Michael joined Zivtech in April 2013, he graduated from Temple University in 2009 with a B.A. in Women's Studies and English Literature. He then worked as a proposal writer for Catapult Learning - an organization dedicated to closing our nation's education gap. In 2013, Michael graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's in Library and Information Sciences. During graduate school, Michael worked for the University of Pennsylvania and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.