Michael Wells graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics (2009) and a Master of Business Administration (2014). Michael’s diverse professional background began as a Financial Analyst in the investment management industry. After earning his MBA, he started working in the technology industry as a Business Development Executive and Sales Engineer. In these roles, he partnered with global tech leaders, such as Amazon and Google, and facilitated their development of speech and language technology. Michael’s growing concern for environmental issues, along with his passion for outdoor recreation, recently inspired him to change directions and dedicate his career to addressing environmental impacts from human activities. At the Bren School, Michael plans to specialize in Climate & Energy and Economics & Politics of the Environment. He hopes to help coastal communities and businesses develop solutions for mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change.