Michael was born and raised in Albuquerque and is proud of his family roots – from México to northern Nuevo México. He is currently the New Mexico Data & Targeting Manager for the State Voices Network housed at the CCP, where he provides technical assistance to community organizations running civic programs.
Michael previously ran political programs for the SouthWest Organizing Project. He was also a field organizer for the successful 2008 Martin Heinrich for Congress campaign. In 2011 he chaired the Redistricting Committee for the City of Albuquerque. He also worked on community outreach for several area plans in the South Valley during his time at the University of New Mexico while earning a BA in Languages.
Michael is a unapologetic geek who enjoys connecting with people though technology and social media. He also enjoys wine, local craft beer and travelling, especially when he gets to speak a language he has studied.