Miguel is a 4th year transfer student from Manila, Philippines who moved to the United States in 2015 to pursue higher education. He is currently in the Economics major for his bachelor’s degree and hopes to become a college professor in the future after completing his masters and PhD. He also hopes to eventually be able to combat poverty in South East Asia through non-profit organizations and equal opportunity education programs. In his spare time, Miguel enjoys building and tinkering with computers, playing video games, going camping and fishing, and attending concerts and festivals.
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His
Campus Involvements: Transfer Student Mentoring Program (Mentor), Kapatirang Pilipino, UCSB Judo Club
Advice for Transfers: UCSB has a lot of orgs, activities, resources, and events, so stay informed and don’t be afraid to branch out! It will help make your stay here at UCSB easier, more fun, and will help you make friends along the way. If there’s one thing I learned here at UCSB, is that there’s a group of friends for everyone because UCSB is so diverse (and friendly), so just keep talking to people and trying new things! You’ll never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll discover.