Michael grew up around the Bay, fishing and boating, which inspired him to be a Fellow. While out on the water, he began noticing the declining health of the bay and the fact it was continuing to get worse scared him. As soon as he heard about this program in 7th grade he knew he was going to apply.
Michael enjoys helping to save the Chesapeake Bay and is currently researching the health and population issues of the Striped Bass. He is focusing both on the pollution issues in the Bay effecting the population, as well as the problems that exist with the species itself such as mycrobacteriosis. He hopes to be able to educate others about the decline of the striped bass population and make a positive impact on the Bay!