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Growing up in a working-class family in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and now as a Community Liaison for the City of Houston Health Department, Miguel has always had a deep and personal understanding of  the challenges facing local families and a strong commitment to bring about long- term positive change  for our community.

After Miguel graduated from High School, he started his own landscaping and limousine business that  served the Rio Grande Valley for more than five years.  He later moved to Mexico City to attend college and open an English Language School. Miguel graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de México where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

In 2013, Miguel returned to Houston and started working with M.D. Anderson Hospital helping patients find funding for treatments.  He saw firsthand the difficulty patients had and he wanted to do  more for his community.  Miguel currently is the Community Liaison for the Magnolia Multi-Service  Center for the  City of Houston Health Department.  Miguel has been able to work with non-profits and  community partners to bring food fairs, backpacks, and medical and dental services, for the community. 

Miguel was awarded the Bravo Award, the highest honor of a city employee, by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner in 2016. He has been recognized by former Houston Mayor, Annise Park, and State Representative, Ana Hernandez, for his commitment to the community.