Michael Sanchez

Position title: Graduate Student Project Assistant

Michael Sanchez is a Project Assistant at the CCWT and second year Master’s student in Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally from Jacksonville, NC, Michael received a BA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and worked in the Bay Area as a Recruiter at Airbnb. As a low-income first-generation college student himself, Michael is passionate about clarifying the path from learning to employment for members from underrepresented backgrounds. During his tenure at Airbnb, Michael designed and led an apprenticeship program to provide members from underrepresented backgrounds a pathway to transition careers into software engineering. At the CCWT, Michael works on the mixed-methods College Internship Study. His research examines how social class impacts academic and career outcomes and examines career processes for first-generation college students.