Michael Gallo is a Research Assistant and part of the Migrant Technology Team at the United Nations University Institute in Macau. He attended Moravian College where he studied biochemistry and public health. His research interests include the application of public health methodologies and conceptual frameworks to modern slavery, and the intersection of health, human rights, and access to justice.
Michael previously worked as a research fellow at a non-profit organization that focuses on eliminating disparities in access to legal representation for underserved populations. He led a group of students from Moravian College to be selected for a youth leadership development program, co-sponsored by United Nations Academic Impact, where he directed community-based initiatives to address food insecurity and promote awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to joining the Institute in Macau, he participated in an international exchange program at Shenzhen University.