Background

Michael joined Redstone after completing simultaneous degrees in Business Administration and Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he was the president of the Berkeley Forum, a non-partisan host for debate and prominent speakers, and was a research assistant for Professor Robert Edelstein of the Haas School of Business, studying environmental topics from carbon pricing to climate migration. His senior thesis analyzed solar photovoltaics and electric vehicles in California, investigating demographic and psychosocial characteristics that covary with adoption and projecting future growth trends.

Professionally, his experiences span the public, private, and nonprofit sectors; his most recent positions prior to Redstone were with Amasia, a boutique venture capital firm focused on behavioral change and climate, and New Energy Nexus, a global nonprofit that provides support to energy startups. He also volunteers regularly with Californians Advancing Civic Education, a local nonprofit.

A Southern California native, Michael enjoys bouldering and solving crosswords in his free time.

Education

BS Environmental Economics and Policy with honors & BS Business Administration, distinction in general scholarship