Policy Research and Implementation Manager
United States of America
Michael holds the position of Policy Research and Implementation Manager where he is responsible for supporting the Policy Research and Stakeholder Programs team within ICANN’s Global Domains and Strategy department. His areas of focus include activities related to the launch of the Next Round of New gTLDs as well as assisting in drafting policy and conducting research to support wide-ranging projects, review teams, and initiatives.
He received his Master of Arts in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California, and his Bachelor of Arts in Literary Journalism from the University of California, Irvine, where he also minored in African American Studies. Michael also studied International Relations and Photojournalism at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and he speaks fluent English, Armenian, Spanish, and Turkish.
When he's not navigating the complexities of global domains, you might find Michael exploring the intersections of technology and society, capturing the essence of cultures through his lens, or engaging in thought-provoking discussions on the future of the internet.