Miguel was born and raised in Manila, Philippines where he lived for 19 years before moving to the US in 2015. Passionate about educational opportunity equity, public policy with regards to disadvantaged communities and POC in the US, and development economics; Miguel graduated with a B.A. degree in Economics from U.C. Santa Barbara. Before joining GRID, Miguel worked as a research analyst in the legal consulting industry. In his free time, Miguel likes to practice calisthenics, play PC games, go camping and traveling, and is an avid runner.