Michael Benson graduated in 2015 from Spring Arbor University with a degree in pastoral ministry. After graduating, he began working as a metrologist and worked on projects for the United States military as well as a wide range of companies including Tesla and Honda. Michael entered the MPP program in the fall of 2019. His interests include both microeconomic policy and social policy. After graduating, he intends to work for a state government as a policy analyst. In his free time, Michael can be found playing in bands in the Lansing and Grand Rapids areas.