Michael Orlando is a political science major and Italian studies minor at UMass Amherst. At CHC, he serves as a student ambassador, assisting the Recruitment and Outreach unit in providing information and resources for prospective honors students. Michael is most interested in studying global affairs and cultures, digital media, and trends in public opinion. He has conducted independent research on Italian public opinion toward immigration, and co-hosts a conversational podcast covering a range of topics in academia and pop-culture. Outside of school, Michael is an avid video game and soccer fan, and touring rock drummer. His favorite food is Chicken Parmigiana.