is a Rise Student Navigator and undergraduate student at the University of California, Merced. He is currently finishing up his bachelors of science in Human Biology with an accompanying minor in psychology. On campus, he serves as one of the lead Student Coordinators for the Guardian Scholars Program, an equity and access program designed to provide resources and mentorship to current and former foster youth, homeless youth, transition youth and unaccompanied youth. Michael is dedicated to supporting and mentoring students and is beginning to explore more career options in social work and administration. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, going on drives around town, and watching Netflix Originals.