Director of Corporate Partnerships, University of California, Santa Cruz
Michael has been building relationships between industry, government, and academia in the Bay Area for more than twenty years. Early in his career he was a management consultant with Accenture in NYC. He later founded and directed centers for entrepreneurship, industry relations, and professional development at premier medical institutions, including UCSF, Stanford, and MD Anderson. He is widely sought for input and expert opinion on STEM education, technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and the future of work, and has written, reviewed, addressed, and published on these topics in key venues such as Nature, Forbes, US News, and NPR. He presently serves as Director of Corporate Partnerships for UCSC. He has served on the board for Bay Bio Institute in SF and as its Chair for many years, and continues to serve the Latino community aboard as a board member for the Hospital de La Familia Foundation; devoted to improving wellness in the Northern Triangle through its hospital, eye clinic, education, and nutrition center operations.