Michael Reyes Andrillón

Senior Program Officer, Our Empowered Youth

mreyes [at] mmt.org

Michael serves as Senior Program Officer for Our Empowered Youth. He will work closely with community-based organizations to access Meyer’s funding opportunities to work towards a just and equitable system, one which will meet the educational needs for all of Oregon’s diverse and amazing students. We will do this by centering the voices and experiences of our youth, to ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed.

A life-long learner, Michael leans on community expertise for guidance. He wants to keep an open and humble mind to continue learning about people’s issues, histories and journeys.

The youth inspire him. All their energy and talents encourage him to work hard to lay the foundation for a bright future for them. He is excited about the opportunity to develop a new strategic focus at Meyer and work alongside youth and community to help create their vision for educational success.

Michael began his career as a Youth Outreach Coordinator for a rural, farmworker community in eastern Washington. He then spent 10 years working in higher education at Washington State University Vancouver then Linfield College. From there, he transitioned to grantmaking where he served as a Program Officer for the Northwest Health Foundation then as the Latinx Student Success Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Education. Michael earned his bachelor's in zoology and ethnic studies and a masters of public affairs from Washington State University.

A self-described nerd, he consumes all sorts of science fiction media. He spends most of his free time with this family: his wife, two children and their fur baby, Duke. He enjoys teaching taekwon-do in east Multnomah County. Michael serves on the Board of Directors for the Reynolds School District.

Michael joined Meyer in March 2024.