Michael holds a B.A. in Environment and Development from McGill University and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. During his studies, he worked on a variety of issues which intersect community building, social movements, and policy-making. This includes research on the use of participatory methods in international development, fossil fuel divestment at North American universities, and the digitalization of Capitalism. In his current role with the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Michael helps organize CAPE's Regional Committee’s in Ontario and Maritimes in their efforts to advocate on environmental issues through a health lens.