Michael Bota is the co-founder of Global Leaders Initiative Micro-Lab and the Director of STEAM, where he works with communities to create the next generation of global citizens and social entrepreneurs. He was selected as a CICS' Educational Entrepreneur Fellow for 2019.
As a Fellow, he specialized in problem-based learning, cultivating resourcefulness, and artistic expression. Michael's passion can be traced back to Wrightwood Elementary School, where he worked on real-world, scientific learning and created a game-making club to teach students basic computer skills.
Michael spent last summer in Israel, developing techniques to teach English to Hebrew speaking children. He earned a Master of Arts in teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education and holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from The University of Michigan. Michael is also developing new school models at CICS and, in his spare time, relaxing with friends, playing basketball at the park or back at home in Michigan with his family.