Michael holds the position of Senior Project Coordinator, where he is responsible for supporting ICANN’s Global Domains Division, Policy Research & Data Services team in the development and implementation of programs to achieve GDD’s strategies and mission. His areas of focus include activities related to subsequent procedures for gTLDs as well as assisting in drafting policy and conducting research to support wide-ranging projects and initiatives.
He received his Master's degree in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California, and his Bachelor's degree in Literary Journalism from the University of California, Irvine, where he also minored in African American Studies. He also studied International Relations and Photojournalism at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He speaks fluent English, Armenian, Turkish, and Spanish.