Michael is a 2007 graduate of Coram Deo Academy. He is currently a Legislative Correspondent for Ted Cruz. He believes, "The authority of Jesus knows no limits and touches every aspect of life. Thus, whatever we do has eternal significance, and every believer has a responsibility to bring the gospel to bear in his or her work. "
B.S., Political Science Master of International Affairs
Senator Ted Cruz: Legislative Correspondent (2014-current)
Leadership Institute: Intern (spring 2014)
Senator Ted Cruz: Intern (fall 2013)
Hudson Institute: contract worker (summer 2013)
Center for Security Policy: Intern (summer 2012)
Heritage Foundation: Intern (spring 2011)
WHAT DREW YOU TO YOUR CURRENT CAREER/POSITION?
I’ve known since sophomore year of college that I want to serve in government. Even before I became interested in national security policy, I gained an appreciation for the appropriate role of government in society and the nature of social order – specifically, which ideas and corresponding intuitions yield the most just and stable societies.
My internship in China near the end of undergrad sparked an interest in foreign policy, which ultimately led me to where I am now – working on foreign policy for Senator Cruz and his national security team.
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS/ASPIRATIONS?
In the next few years, I hope to continue working in foreign policy and seek to specialize in U.S.-China relations, particularly focusing on military strategy and defense spending.