Michael joined the IC as a Technical Analyst in May 2003 during the conversion to SEVIS. Over the years he has provided SEVIS database reporting as well as designed, built, and now maintains several small databases used in the IC for its daily business. Midwest born and bred, he served an enlistment in the Navy, visited several countries in Europe, and has worked in and traveled throughout China. He has a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies and a Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language. Through his marriage to a native Chinese, he is intimately familiar with the impact of cross-cultural encounter and passionate about the mission of international education. His free-time interest is practicing internal martial arts.