Class of 2023
Miguel joins GHD after working for Social Weather Stations (SWS), a non-profit social survey research institute in the Philippines. At SWS, he assisted in designing national household surveys and was the lead writer for reports on key quality-of-life indicators, among which include self-rated poverty, food poverty, hunger, joblessness, and life satisfaction. Miguel’s professional experiences are a mix of project management and research in the social development sector. He started his career at Child Protection Network in Manila, organizing its annual conference for the continuing development of social workers. After which, he got involved in a series of public health research projects in the university setting. His projects include the application of information technologies to healthcare delivery, higher education policies for students with disabilities, and the use of ethnographic methods to improve province-wide primary care. At Georgetown, Miguel plans to specialize in quantitative analysis and evaluation. He holds an undergraduate degree in development studies, honorable mention, from Ateneo de Manila University.