Michael received his B.S. in 2012 from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently an M.S./Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineering department at UC Berkeley and has been working in the Embodied Dexterity Group since 2018. He is researching the role of haptic feedback in the control of dexterous manipulators, especially in upper-limb prostheses and other wearable systems. Previously, he has worked on an assistive walking device for individuals with cerebral palsy and on a robotic spine for a humanoid robot. In his free time, he enjoys making music, training muay thai and jiu-jitsu, and spending time in the outdoors.