Michael Andersen, senior researcher, has been writing about ways better municipal policy can help break poverty cycles, with a focus on housing and transportation, for over a decade. His work before joining Sightline in 2018 included reporting and editing for print and web in Longview and Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Ore., where he worked as news editor of BikePortland.org; writer for the pro-housing coalition Portland for Everyone; and infrastructure staff writer for PeopleForBikes, the largest national biking advocacy organization. He has an English degree from Grinnell College and a journalism degree from Northwestern. He told his wife on their first date that he was "not really a bike guy" and he's sticking with his story. They live in Portland with their kid and cat, and park their car in the street. Email him at michael [at] sightline [dot] org, and follow him on Twitter at @andersem.