Michael is the Repository Manager for the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) at the University of Connecticut Library. Michael coordinates with CTDA partner institutions across the state of Connecticut to provide training and support with using the CTDA to preserve and make discoverable cultural heritage material from a diverse range of collections. Prior to this role, Michael served as a Social Sciences & Data Librarian at San Diego State University with a focus on developing quantitative literacy skills for students through data visualization and data analysis approaches. Michael previously was at the UConn Library in various roles and was co-founder of the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA). Michael is well known for his work in geospatial literacy efforts with nearly two decades of experience working with students and faculty on geospatial data and mapping projects, instruction, and research. Michael has taken extensive PhD level courses in Geography at the University of Connecticut, has a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Kent State University and a BA in Geography from the University of Cincinnati.