Mike earned his BA degree in English with a concentration in Writing at Butler University in 2008, followed by an MFA in Writing at New Mexico State University in 2011. At NMSU, he taught freshman composition for three years. He also worked at the Butler and NMSU writing centers, where he supported students in learning to write for a wide variety of audiences and contexts.
After several years working as a legal assistant, Mike joined the University of Iowa College of Public Health, where he worked from 2015 to 2018. At CPH, Mike’s work included recruiting students, communicating with occupational safety and health practitioners, and organizing continuing education and outreach events. In 2018, Mike joined the Center for Diversity, where he focuses on coordinating and supporting programs including Iowa Edge, the Pen Pal Program, and the E.B. Green Scholarship. He is happiest when he can provide something that other people need.
In his spare time, Mike writes fiction.