Michael Futch
​Michael is a Lead Data Scientist at BlueLabs. He worked as a Statistical Modeling Analyst for the 2012 Obama campaign where he built models of voter support, turnout, early voting, and event attendance. Before joining the campaign, Michael worked as an economist at the Treasury Department and as an independent consultant building models of voter support for a ballot proposition in California and predictive models of asset poverty in the United States for the Center for Enterprise Development. While working at BlueLabs he is preparing to defend his dissertation in economics from the University of California at San Diego where he wrote about information technology in Rwanda, urban infrastructure externalities in Los Angeles, and the impacts of coal production on student health in Chicago. On his own time you can find him loading up his bicycle with camping gear and trying to get lost in the woods… and enjoying sandwiches.