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Director of Network Impact
In his role as director of network impact, Mike leads and executes strategies to enhance StriveTogether network members’ experiences and accelerate partnership progress to advance equitable outcomes.
Michael started his career as a seventh-grade science teacher at Cleveland’s Citizens Leadership Academy. He also has served as an Urban Leaders Fellow, working with Texas State Board of Education Rep. Erika Beltran on science standards revision and district school board legislation.
Michael received his bachelor’s degree in social relations and policy from Michigan State University’s James Madison College. Michael hails from Chicago and currently lives in the city’s historic Uptown neighborhood.
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Communities in the cradle to career network are working to improve systems that impact youth and families. Share why one adjacent sector is important to you.
Health care shares a special place in my heart. My mom spent over 20 years as a bone marrow and stem cell transplant nurse in Chicago. As in education, race is a strong predictor of future health outcomes. I feel driven by the work to redesign systems and structures that perpetuate these disparity gaps and inequitable outcomes.