Michael Shafer is a junior at Harvard University studying Government and the Middle East. Growing up in rural Eastern Oregon with an autistic younger brother Michael has always been passionate about working to fix education disparities. Before joining America’s Promise Alliance Michael worked with the Massachusetts legislature to work towards ending education disparities. At school Michael is involved with Model United Nations helping to run conferences in the United States and abroad and enjoys being a part of the Harvard Radio Station. Michael joined America’s Promise Alliance because he is passionate about helping American youth to achieve their full potential and looks forward to the many opportunities to do just that with the incredible team at America’s Promise Alliance.