Michael joined Penn in 2018. As the Program and Compliance Manager for the Alliance group, Michael works to ensure Penn is meeting its obligations to partners under its active Alliance programs. Working closely with Penn investigators, alliance managers/licensing officers, and other groups within the Penn Center for Innovation, Michael supports alliance management and partner relationships for alliance programs.
Before joining PCI, Michael worked for seven years as a professional Japanese translator and interpreter, specializing in legal and business issues. Working closely with clients and attorneys, Michael helped to both support legal representation of U.S. clients in Japan as well as develop and manage U.S. and Japanese business relationships.
Michael also lived and worked in Japan for five years and has a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Dickinson College.