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). He has 15 years of international education experience, and has supported the development of over 1,500 emerging leaders from across Central and South Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
As project director for Global UGRAD-Pakistan, Michael provides underserved participants from every region and territory in 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 Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program, the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, the Yegor Gaidar Fellowship in Economics, the 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’s of arts in international studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.