Hi, I'm Michael.

My life mission is to ensure every child, regardless of background, has the opportunity to become the next Michelle Obama or Elon Musk.

I am currently working with Omidyar Network and the Founder of BabyCenter on two projects: (1) an innovation studio for early childhood development and (2) starting my own company in the field. The best part of my week, though, is being a volunteer preschool teacher.

Most recently, I was a Director at Minerva, a new university funded with $75MM and led by a Harvard Dean and Silicon Valley entrepreneur to reinvent higher education. Learn more about Minerva in my TEDx talk here. Previously, I worked on education initiatives at and Noodle. I graduated with honors from Harvard, where I taught 4th, 5th, and 8th graders, built community at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and competed for the Varsity Men's Golf Team.

I live in The Archive and work from The Commons.

In my free time, I love readinglife hacks, meditation, surfing, and dancing. Occasionally, I've been known to start flashmobs in cafeterias and libraries... 

Contact me at michaeltclai [at] Gmail [dot] com