Michael Rojas grew up in New York City and attended Marymount Manhattan College in Manhattan, NY. He received a BFA in Psychology and Studio Art, specializing in Developmental Psychology with an emphasis on Children with Disabilities and Special Education. Michael worked with several non-profits like the New York Road Runners and Kings County Tennis League, and was also a full-time educator in Westchester County, NY, before moving to Iowa following the 2018 Marshalltown tornado to work as an AmeriCorps member with the Habitat for Humanity Mobile Response Team. Michael continued working with Habitat for Humanity before joining Volunteer Iowa in December 2020 as a Disaster Programs Officer. Since then, he has worked through multiple local and national disasters. Most recently, the March Tornados, Missouri Floods, and Hurricane Ian.