At Berkeley, Michael 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 clean technology adoption and projecting future growth trends.

Prior to Redstone, Michael worked at Amasia, a venture capital firm focused on behavioral change and climate, and New Energy Nexus, a global nonprofit that provides support to energy startups. He also serves on the board of Californians Advancing Civic Education, where he has volunteered since 2017.

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