Michael Gonzales

Assistant Director of Life Design: First Year Krieger

Mike’s academic background is in urban and architectural theory, poverty and social inequality. In his spare time, he loves working on his Olympic lifting form and kettlebell routines. Before joining the Life Design Lab in fall 2019, Mike was faculty and an administrator at two liberal arts colleges in New England. He supported students interested in linking their academic pursuits with their internship goals. He is thrilled to be supporting First Year-FLI KSAS students and committed to redesigning undergraduate experiential learning via a social equity and inclusion framework. If Mike could tell his college-self anything, he would say to consider reframing aspirations and challenges, not as an individualistic and isolating experience, but as one that can be meaningfully supported by community and resources on campus and beyond.

Connect with Michael on Twitter: @mnlfolder