|The son of an English teacher and a financial analyst, Mike was born and raised in Pittsford, New York -- a suburb of Rochester whose excellent schools, walkable downtown, and historical charm share a lot in common with Burlingame. After graduating with a degree in political science from Yale University, Mike began a career in Hollywood, starting literally in the mailroom at a talent agency and moving on to work on one of the first digital teams at NBC Universal.|
However, dismayed at growing inequality in the US, Mike left Los Angeles in 2010 to join Teach For America and teach 5th grade math in East New York, Brooklyn. Since then, he has dedicated the last decade of his career to helping teachers around the country leverage data and technology to improve educational outcomes for children. He’s now running for city council in Burlingame to tackle the housing crisis and preserve our city as a place of opportunity for future generations.
In addition to his undergraduate degree, Mike has three master’s degrees in education, including a degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.