After graduating from UCLA in 2012, Michael began working in the environmental field, first through ecological restoration and afterward as an environmental educator. Throughout this time he expanded on his creative work, and in mid-2016 transitioned to working as a writer and photographer. Inspired by the EJ courses he used to teach, Michael centers his work on the intersection of art, environmental justice, and representation of bipoc in media to create narratives that reclaimed the deep history and story between BIPOC and nature.
Find his full creative studio work at noyekim (coming soon), and for brief selects of his work click the green button below.
In 2017 Michael founded Brown Environmentalist and in early 2019, the label BEEN (link coming soon).