Mykhailo is a co-founder of USF and the head of its advisory board. He grew up in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia. He studied at the University of Chernivtsi from 2014 to 2016 and Donetsk National University from 2016 to 2019. In 2017 Mykhailo moved to Kyiv to develop Ukrainian Students for Freedom – an NGO he created with Mariia Chaplia and Daniil Lubkin to promote the ideas of liberty among Ukrainian youth. From 2015 Mykhailo was an active member of Students for Liberty, where he held the position of Regional Director for Eastern Europe. During the spring of 2018, he was a research intern at the Cato Institute, DC, USA. Mykhailo participated in the elections to Verkhovna Rada in 2019. In September 2019, he was appointed as the CEO of the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation — leading pro-market think tank in Ukraine.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «For me, the ideas of liberty are not some imaginary ideals, but the purpose of my work. USF focuses on two things: youth and freedom. Youth, because we believe that only people born and raised in an independent Ukraine can change it. Freedom, because, as human history shows, it is a universal cure for the poverty of any nation. I, as well as like-minded people from USF, do not want to seek happiness elsewhere, but I want to build it here and now. Freedom has always been the highest value for Ukrainians. Therefore, I am convinced that it will be the best instrument for our prosperity.»