Michael graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017, majoring in Ocean Engineering. He minored in Green Engineering, where he learned about sustainable design and life-cycle assessment. While at school, Michael led an Engineers Without Borders project working to build a sustainable water supply in a town in the Dominican Republic, assisted with the SailBOT (autonomous sailboat) team, and gave tours to prospective students. In 2016, he interned for Jensen Maritime in Seattle, where he did primarily stability work on tugs and commercial fishing vessels. After graduating from Virginia Tech in May, Michael joined Gibbs & Cox as a Naval Architect, where he has worked primarily in weights and stability thus far. He is looking forward to exploring the DC area and is excited to see how his future plays out at Gibbs & Cox.