Michael Ziemba comes from Northwest Pennsylvania. They graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Philosophy in 2018. After graduation, Michael joined the Peace Corps as primary school teacher in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa where they taught English and technology classes as well as maintained Safe Space for learners to work and play. They came back to the USA in March 2020 with a drive to give every learner the opportunity to be themselves. Now, Michael lives in Rockville with their partner and adopted cat from South Africa.