Michael Smith hails from the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science. A specialized high school that provided the building blocks for his pursuit in an oceanographic field. His studies at the University of Rhode Island have provided a firm foundation in ocean engineering disciplines and solidified his interest in ocean sciences. He enjoys boating as well as being an avid surfer and spear fisherman.
Michael Smith currently studies as an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island. He studies ocean engineering and Spanish as a duel degree student in the International Engineering Program, a five year program to be completed in 2015.