Michael was born and raised in New York’s lower Hudson River Valley, where proximity to the beauty of the outdoors instilled in him a deep appreciation of nature. He accordingly spent his undergraduate years at Dartmouth, from which he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in Government. Michael then spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Munich, where he conducted research on the jurisprudence of the German Constitutional Court at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. Currently, Michael is a student at Yale Law School. His primary academic interests lie in international law, corporate law, and administrative law. After graduation, he will practice international law at a leading law firm in Continental Europe.
Michael has taught beginning and intermediate German to undergraduates in small group settings, and he has experience tutoring German and English to newly arrived refugees in Germany. Additionally, he has helped prospective law school students prepare their application materials and hone their application strategies. Michael particularly enjoys providing guidance on writing in all contexts, from the legal brief to the personal statement.
When not occupied by schoolwork, he is usually reading, working on a new language, or watching the Yankees.