Michael is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and grew up in Colorado. Outside of studying Chemical Engineering at Cornell, he is also pursuing a minor in music. He plays the bass for various ensembles within CU Jazz and also loves to be outside camping, shooting, and playing sports. He is highly involved with American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and outside of the Cornell chapter he serves as the Region 6 Student Representative. In the summer of 2014, he successfully completed an internship at GE Energy. Currently he hopes to push forward with a professional career related to his field of study.