Mike is the Manager for Strategic Initiatives. He leads cross-organization projects that help InterAction increase its impact, organizational effectiveness, and institutional reach. He also supports the CEO with policy and communications related research, analysis, writing, and editing. Prior to joining InterAction, Mike served as a presidential appointee with the U.S. Department of Energy as a Special Advisor for Stakeholder Engagement. Previously, he has also worked with the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Tbilisi, Georgia and with Root Capital, a nonprofit impact investing firm with operations in Latin America, Africa, and Indonesia. Mike has a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.