Michael studied at Rutgers University, where he earned a B.S. in Environmental Geomatics / Environmental Planning & Design and received the Teuvo Airola Memorial Award for excellence in Environmental Geomatics. He has diversified carrer experience, having held positions in the Private Sector, State Government, and Acedmia. He is currently with Rutgers Marine Sciences, where he is developing interactive data visualizations and GIS web applications. In addition, Michael offers various products and services through his consulting business GISNJ, LLC. Michael also manages The Rutgers Cook Organic Garden and is a memeber of the New Brunswick Community Garden Coalition. Michael’s future plan is to own numerous farms, all of which will be built and and operated on permaculture principles.