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Hi, I'm Michael.

My life mission is to ensure every child, regardless of background, has the opportunity to become the next Malala or Elon Musk. I am currently exploring startup ideas in the field of early childhood education. If you know any smart people in the space, I'd love to chat with them.

Most recently, I was the youngest 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 Google.org and Noodle. I graduated with honors from Harvard College, where I taught 4th, 5th, and 8th graders weekly for four years, built community at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and competed for the Varsity Men's Golf Team.

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

Contact me at michaeltclai [at] Gmail.