Originally from New Jersey, Michael graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology, magna cum laude. While at Princeton, he completed a research thesis on the interplay of malaria and hepatitis B pathogens in a humanized liver mouse model. He was later inducted into the Sigma Xi Society for his contributions to science. He was also selected for an undergraduate research exchange program with the University of Oxford, where he matriculated to Wadham College and completed an additional thesis on characterizing the structure of centriole assembly proteins. After graduation, Michael lived in New York City, where he worked as a research assistant at The Rockefeller University in RNA biology. He currently attends Harvard Medical School as an MD candidate, and will be pursuing a clinical research fellowship focusing on skin cancer at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Michael has extensive tutoring experience, starting as early as high school. In college, he was the Head Academic Coach for the Let's Get Ready program in Trenton, NJ, an affiliate of Teach For America, during which he designed the curriculum for SAT and college admissions courses provided to first-generation, low-income high school students. He also was a peer tutor through Princeton for molecular biology, organic chemistry, and Spanish. Michael also has several years of experience advising undergraduates for their medical school applications, and currently serves as a Harvard College tutor, advising undergraduates in their applications and writing their evaluative committee letters. As an alumnus, he also interviews high school students for Princeton University undergraduate admissions. With Cambridge Coaching, Michael specializes in the SAT, AP coursework, the SSAT & ISEE, and the MCAT.
Outside of school, Michael enjoys singing, writing, cooking, and playing tennis (go Roger!).