Miguel comes from Santiago el Pinar, an indigenous community in the southern state of Chiapas in Mexico. Miguel has contributed much time to helping his family on the farm, especially with planting and harvesting.
As a high school student, he participated in horticulture at his school, in tree-planting campaigns and in community cleanups. He heard about EARTH from a high school guidance counselor.
Miguel says his principal reason for attending EARTH is “to support my community with productive cultivation and environmental stewardship.”