Michael is a doctoral candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University. He studies the social psychological processes that motivate more environmentally and socially responsible behaviors. His current research focuses on (1) motives and consequences of consumers having a connection to where a product comes from (e.g., at a farmer's market) and (2) trust in the sharing economy.
Michael earned his MA is Sociology and MBA from Stanford University. He received a BA in Biology magna cum laude from Harvard University.