Michael is a Research Assistant at Arc Initiatives. He has a variety of research experience, including campaign research, foreign policy research, and national security-focused academic-style research. Prior to working at Arc Initiatives, Michael worked for House Majority PAC, where his research supported progressive congressional candidates in close races in the historic 2022 midterm elections. Before that, Michael worked for the Department of State, where he helped expose and counter foreign disinformation surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Michael has a master’s degree in Political Science/National Security from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s degree in History from Florida State University. Outside of work, Michael enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and staying active.