Hello,

My name is Lucas San Miguel.

Hi there! My name is Lucas San Miguel and I am a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar at Emory University. I will be a freshman at Emory for the 2021-22 school year. For the 2020-21 academic year, I took a gap year where I was an international student at Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan as part of a United States Department of State scholarship program. Feel free to explore this site to learn a little more about me and please don’t hesitate to get in touch through my social media below.

Education

Christ the King School
Elementary and Middle School - Completed 100%
Campbell High School
International Baccalaureate Program
High School Diploma - Completed 100%
Tamkang University
International Student; Gap Year
US State Dept. Scholarship Program - Completed 100%
Emory University Undergraduate Student
Undergraduate Degree 1%

Language Proficiency

Chinese (Mandarin)

Advanced-Mid Oral Proficiency

Proficiency ranked by an official American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview. The exam was taken following two months of study abroad in Taipei, Taiwan (see Education for more information).

 

Spanish

Advanced Proficiency

Participated in an intensive International Baccalaureate high school Spanish language curriculum and earned a score of 7 on the IB Spanish SL Exam, the highest possible score.

English (US)

Native Speaker

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, USA where the only language spoken at home was English. Further fostered knowledge of English language, literature, and poetry through the International Baccalaureate Higher Level English Language and Literature high school curricula.

Work Experience

  • Coca-Cola Ambassador
    - Execute brand initiatives on my campus and engaging students through sampling events, campus marketing, and social media marketing to boost exposure of Coca-Cola products.
    - Collaborate with Emory University, Coca-Cola United Bottling, The Coca-Cola Company, and YAH Marketing Agency to increase campus sales.
    April 2021 - Present
  • Ringle Inc. English as a Second Language Teacher
    - Lead personalized, 20- and 40-minute lessons for working professionals with intermediate to advanced English fluency.
    - Utilize TEFL techniques to promote cross-cultural dialogue, expanding the worldview of both myself and 260+ students.
    - Assist with honing formal writing and speaking skills, primarily for pitches and presentations.
    - Achieved 7-out-of-7 stars tutor rating, awarded on the basis of high student reviews.
    September 2020 - Present
  • Chick-fil-A Kitchen Leader, Hospitality Professional, and Delivery Driver
    Delivery Driver:
    - Prepared and sealed all food items and drinks in a timely manner before transporting them to their desired locations in proper timing.
    - Delivered a minimum of 80% of our orders before their expected delivery times.
    - Performed daily duties aiding the Front of House staff when not delivering orders.

    Kitchen Team Member:
    - Trained to work all positions in the kitchen to provide high quality product while maintaining a quick speed of service to most satisfy a high volume of customers with exceptional food while providing second-mile customer service each and every day.
    - Assisted in leading kitchen shifts in addition to training new team members to foster a positive and unifying work environment.
    - Required quick problem solving skills to evaluate and navigate an extremely high paced environment devoted to providing fast and high quality services.
    July 2020 - August 2021

Volunteer Work

*Picture courteous of the Children Beyond Our Borders Instagram (@ufcbob)

Throughout Summer and Fall 2020 I volunteered for the Bound For Peace (BFP) Program through the international nonprofit, Children Beyond Our Borders. I taught various workshops to students as young as first grade up to college students in Colombia from cities like Montería and Bucaramanga. The workshops focused on health and wellness, education, sustainability, and cultural competency. The workshops were virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic inhibiting teachers to travel to Colombia for the in-person program. I taught students in a mixture of Spanish and English to ensure the materials are well understood, with the mixture changing depending on the proficiency of the students I am teaching.

 

While studying in Chengdu, China as part of a US Department of State scholarship program (please see the accolades section for more information), I volunteered at a variety of places. One of the most prominent places being the Shuangliu Public Library where I helped organize and shelve books and entertain some of the preschool children there. Pictured to the left is me teaching a preschooler Patty Cake. 

 

Accolades and Awards

Coca-Cola Scholar

Selected as 1 of 150 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars from a pool of nearly 100,000 applicants from across the United States (less than a 1/6 of a percent acceptance rate).

National Beta Scholarship Recipient

Chosen from a national pool of applicants who have shown active participation in service and community based activities both inside and outside of the National, Regional, and Local Beta Club organizations.​

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar

Selected from a pool of over 80,000 initial applicants from across the United States to be recognized for academic and leadership potential through school and extracurricular activities.

Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholar

A National scholarship awarded by the Burger King McLamore Foundation to high school seniors on the basis of the values defined by James W. McLamore: integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship, and commitment to education.

Taco Bell Live Más Scholar

National scholarship award where thousands of applicants submit videos that outline their passions and aspirations for their futures and how they developed such passions. This educational scholarship is awarded to "the next generation of innovators, creators, and dreamers who want to make a difference in the world."

National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholar

NSLI-Y is a full-scholarship that immerses participants in the cultural life of a host country, giving them formal and informal language practices, and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Scholars receive intensive language instruction, live with a host family, and participate in a variety of community service and cultural activities.