Michael is a Consultant at Indufor North America. His work centers on forest and natural resource governance and the use of data to develop custom-built tools to improve decision making. Recently he supported Rainforest Foundation Norway in building a model of financial flows to tropical forest protection. He has previously worked with NASA, the World Food Programme, and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society on climate, disaster, and food security linkages. He holds a Masters in Climate and Society from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from American University. He speaks English and Spanish.