Michael Shelter

Michael Shelter is the Administrative Manager within the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research. In this role, he will be responsible for calendar management for Deborah Stiles, VP of Research Operations and Policy and Chief Operating Officer, human resources operations, office management, and internal communications. He joined Columbia in 2017, working as the Program & Operations Coordinator within the Office of the EVPR.

Prior to joining Columbia, Michael worked as a Car Free Day Coordinator and Participatory Budgeting Coordinator for NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. Additionally, he served as Council Member Rodriguez’s Education & Environmental Policy Intern, and as Communications Intern for the New York League of Conservation Voters. During his time as a student at The New School, he was part of a team of Research Assistants that helped in promoting the culture and awareness around sustainability while working with the Tishman Environment and Design Center.

Michael holds a BS in Evolutionary Anthropology from Rutgers University, and an MS in Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management from The New School. He is currently working on his Executive MPA within Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.