Michael is a senior at Washington State University, majoring in Management Information Systems. At WSU, he is heavily involved in the entrepreneur community, and is the co-head of the entrepreneurship club. He created a study app for students at WSU to access local study resources efficiently, from anywhere. Michael also built and sold a successful drop-shipping operation, further demonstrating a passion for entrepreneurship.

He is currently a co-founder of Ryzium, a fully autonomous trading platform that allows traders to build or buy trading strategies and put them to the test in the cryptocurrency market. He has been working on this for nearly a year, winning first prize in the WSU business technology competition. Michael also competed in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards and came in 2nd place on the West Coast. He was previously an intern with Breeze, a car leasing company that would lease cars to ride sharing drivers in Seattle. 

In his free time, Michael enjoys watching sports, getting out in nature, reading, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.