Michael lives and studies in the Bronx, New York, where he organizes around issues of LGBTQ liberation and empowerment, sexual violence, structural racism and inequality, and student and community power. He is a member of the New York Branch of the Organization for a Free Society (OFS) and a high school teacher through Without Walls, a democratic, alternative educational collective that works to build community and empower students and teachers with a social justice- and community-oriented curriculum. Michael is pursuing a B.A. in Comparative Literature at Fordham University, with hopes to attend the City University of New York (CUNY) for an M.A. in Adolescent English Education.