Michael Torti is pursuing a Masters of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Michael is the immediate past chair of Surfrider Foundation San Diego. His contribution to the Surfrider Foundation includes co-creating Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program, successfully advocating for single-use plastic ordinances, and developing the Blue Water Task Force. Michael serves as co-chair of Business for Good Environmental Health Committee and is on the board of directors of the United Nations Association San Diego Chapter. Michael graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science. He lives in Downtown San Diego with his wife.