Michael Bekiares was a graduating member of the Class of 1992. During his time at Uni, Bekiares was a member of the Madrigals. After graduating from Uni, Bekiares attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning his Bachelor’s in Economics. During his time at the UIUC, Bekiares was an exchange student at Senshu University in Tokyo for a year and a half. Later on, Bekiares returned to Japan again to receive his M.B.A. at Keio University. Since then, Bekiares has worked as a real estate finance analytics director for Shinsei bank, a supply chain manager for Amazon in Japan, and currently works with Rakuten as a data platform manager.