Michael has worked to help farmworkers gain access to and be successful in higher education since 2004. A Pullman native and a WSU Alumnus, he has a strong belief that our students are deserving of CAMP's support services. They are resilient while pursuing their academic careers and dedicated to enhancing their lives through education. "It truly is a privilege to serve our CAMP scholars and help them realize their educational goals." He loves soccer, thinks green chile makes most things taste better, likes drinking Mexican Coca-Cola in 500 ml bottles, the color blue, action movies, and hanging out with his family on Friday nights.
Michael has served as a New Director Mentor/Coach for The National HEPCAMP Association and served as an external evaluator for HEP and CAMP projects. He also currently serves as the Chair for The National HEPCAMP Marketing and Communications Committee and on the Historical Committee. He currently teaches the UNIV 104 and UNIV 101 courses for CAMP students at WSU. Part of his historical research related to The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) has been published in the Journal for Migrant Education. Future research includes measuring retention and graduation rates for students who are migrant and/or seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and evaluating CAMP project effectiveness. He has spoken broadly at conferences regarding student success, approaches to academic coaching, academic advising, and federally funded project management and evaluation.
Michael se ha dedicado a ayudar a trabajadores de la industría agrícola a acceder y a tener éxito en la universidad desde el 2004. Nativo de Pullman y graduado de WSU, él tiene la creencia de que nuestros estudiantes merecen el apoyo que se brinda por CAMP. Demuestran un alto nivel de perseverancia y dedicación para mejorar sus vidas por medio de la educación. "Es un verdadero privilegio servir a nuestros estudiantes de CAMP para ayudarlos a realizar sus metas educativas."