Alex Michel is the Director of The 5M Project and also works on Forest City's emerging local and national projects. Prior, he was the Founding Director of The Hub, which created both Hub Berkeley and Hub SoMa. Before The Hub, Alex was the Director of Communications and Organizational Development at the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD). He has been on the founding team of several social ventures in the United States and abroad. He holds a business degree from the University of Washington and a master's degree in psychology and philosophy from John F. Kennedy University. In his spare time, Alex has traveled, studied, and worked extensively in the developing world.