I’m an economics PhD student at UC San Diego. I study development economics to try to improve the lives of the poor. I have a master’s from MIT, where I was a teaching and research assistant to Esther Duflo.
(with Esther Duflo and Nathan Lazarus)
Great, understanding, interaction like with the insurance stuff is nice. Engaging, cuts to the point, knowledgeable like interested in connecting with you more about the topic! Writes really long helpful comments on memos.
Really engaging speaker!
Mikey has a very simple and impactful way of teaching and conveying material. This is truly his strength!
Mikey was a god-tier TA w/ great and creative project ideas that helped my groups in the ideation process. Also a magical resistance to the cold.
Golf: I’m a member of World Long Drive and Ultimate Long Drive with a career longest shot of 429 yards and highest World Ranking of 17. I set an amateur world record with a 400 yard drive to win the 2019 Latino Americano Championship. The highlight of my career was losing by four yards to Bryson DeChambeau in the 2021 World Championships.
Film: Videos that my friends and I made are at Average Content. They range from short comedy sketches to full documentaries. Our best work is El Método Cubano (The Cuban Method), a documentary on the legacy of ballet in Cuba that aired on PBS in Rochester, NY. Some of my credits are on IMDb.
Journalism: At Bowdoin College, I was a writer for the school newspaper, a color commentator for live broadcasts of athletic events, and the host of a sports talk radio show. After college, I wrote for The Sports Quotient and my personal blog.
Wildlife: I’m a Field Guides Association of Southern Africa NQF2 certified safari guide and mammal specialist (Mostumi Bush Courses — Rustenburg, South Africa), a PADI Rescue certified scuba diver, and an enthusiastic wildlife photographer (flickr).
Teaching: I have Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from the Institute of Modern Languages (Granada, Spain) and was an online English tutor to children in China.