Michael provides leadership, oversight, and technical support to a portfolio of leadership development programs, including the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) and the Community Solutions Program (CSP). He has 16 years of international education experience, and has supported the development of over 1,600 emerging leaders from around the world.
As Senior Project Director for Global UGRAD-Pakistan, Michael provides emerging leaders from across Pakistan with academic, cultural, and leadership skills-building experiences that prepare them to return home and contribute to the needs of their communities.
His previous roles with IREX include managing the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs-funded Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program and the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program. He also managed the US Russia Foundation’s Yegor Gaidar Fellowship in Economics, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative’s Legal Education and Development (LEAD) Fellowship for Tajikistan, and IREX’s customizable Exchange Visitor (J-Visa) programming.
Prior to joining IREX, he supported international enrollment at the University of Denver, and at George Mason University, where he managed foreign credential evaluation and student recruitment in the Middle East. He also taught English as a second language in Washington, DC.
Michael holds a master of arts in international studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.