Michael has been a math and science teacher at Fusion Academy in Mission Viejo since October 2017. However, much of his education is in the fine arts. He earned a B.F.A. degree from AAU in San Francisco. He is often asked what prompted him to switch to a completely different field. Among the primary reasons was a desire to distance himself from the subjectivity of art. Questions like, “what is art?,” became boring. In search of something new, he turned to mathematics, which was an unlikely choice having failed mathematics in high school. Despite that, he stayed true to his choice and took ownership of his education, eventually developing an understanding and appreciation for mathematics. Now, Michael hopes to instill the same in his students at Fusion Academy. He is also pursuing a master’s degree in statistics which, as irony would have it, is arguably subjective. He will tell you that the subjectivity is the fun part, though. He is still an artist at heart, after all.
When Michael is not teaching, he spends much of his time playing with his baby daughter, drawing and painting, producing electronic music, and studying statistics and other maths.