Mike comes from an Indonesian heritage, and has written about his life journey and background. he is a writer, podcaster, blogger, science and reason advocate, and debate expert. He has helped facilitate debate forums in NYC, working with established spaces within the City. His blog, "Atheism and the City" has been awarded recognition as one of the top 30 atheist blogs that every atheist must read. He focuses passionately on philosophy and debate, and how people can learn the value of logic and open-mindedness, and the need for more Americans to step outside of their comfort zone and engage liberal ideas. He identifies as a secular activist and advocates for the separation between Church and State. he has attended numerous events for the cause of keeping the Religious Right out of power and out of American legislation.