About Me

Hi there! My name is Lucas San Miguel and I am a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar at Emory University.

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 淡江大學
International Student; Gap Year
US State Dept. Scholarship Program - Completed 100%
Changchun Humanities and Sciences College 长春人文学院 (原东北师范大学人文学院)
CLS State Dept. Scholar Summer 2022
State Department 5%
Emory University Undergraduate Student
State Department 25%

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 the Education tab above for more information).

 

Spanish

Advanced Oral and Written Proficiencies

Through an intensive International Baccalaureate high school Spanish language curriculum, I earned a score of 7 out of 7 on the IB Spanish SL Exam when compared to other IB Spanish SL students from around the world. 

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.

French

Elementary Proficiency

In December 2021 I began studying French through a rigorous self-study lead curriculum. I hope to reach an Intermediate Oral and Written Proficiency by May 2021 as I continue studying. I am happy to be learning another Romance Language. 

Work and Professional Experience

Jobs, Internships, and Professional Opportunities

  • KPMG Los Angeles Office
    Economics Intern
    Summer 2023
  • Rancho Santana
    Economic Strategy Intern
    May 2022 - Aug. 2022
  • The Coca-Cola Company, YAH Marketing Agency
    Coca-Cola Ambassador
    • Execute brand initiatives at Emory through marketing campaigns and engage students through event partnerships.
    • Boost exposure through social media marketing, sales analytics, and content creation for The Coca-Cola Company.
    Apr. 2021 - Present
  • Ringle
    Business and Formal English Teacher
    • Utilize TEFL techniques to promote cross-cultural dialogue to expand the worldview of 430+ working professionals.
    • Lead personalized lessons to hone formal writing and speaking skills for presentations, meetings, and deliverables.
    Sep. 2020 - Present

KPMG

Economics Intern

Summer 2023

Los Angeles, CA

Rancho Santana

Economic Strategy Intern

May 2022 – Aug. 2022

Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua

The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola Ambassador

Apr. 2021 – Present

Atlanta, GA

  • Execute brand initiatives at Emory through marketing campaigns and engage students through event partnerships.

  • Boost exposure through social media marketing, sales analytics, and content creation for The Coca-Cola Company.

Ringle

Business & Formal English Teacher

Sep. 2020 – Present

Seoul, South Korea

  • Utilize TEFL techniques to promote cross-cultural dialogue to expand the worldview of 430+ working professionals.

  • Lead personalized lessons to hone formal writing and speaking skills for presentations, meetings, and deliverables.

Leadership Experience

Extracurricular Activities, Clubs, and Academic Organizations

Jan. 2022 – Present
Atlanta, GA

Aug. 2021 – Present
Atlanta, GA

Aug. 2021 – Present Atlanta, GA

  • Consult Your Community
    Business Analyst
    • Provide pro bono consulting services to minority and female owned businesses seeking strategic guidance.
    • Conduct market research and statistical social media analysis to craft optimal marketing and rebranding strategy.
    • Collect and validate extensive sales, social media, and website data to propose effective and efficient SEO solutions.
  • Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA)
    Executive Board Member: Director of Programming
    • Empower members with opportunities for professional development and career growth.
    • Coordinate and plan career development and leadership events for over 200 Emory ALPFA members.
  • TableTalk
    Talks Member and Event Coordinator
    • Create constructive dialogue in a safe space between people who would not interact under ordinary circumstances.
    • Host campus-wide events that encourage productive interactions with people of different beliefs and backgrounds.

Consult Your Community

Business Analyst

Jan. 2022 – Present

Atlanta, GA

  • Provide pro bono consulting services to minority and female owned businesses seeking strategic guidance.

  • Collect and validate extensive sales, social media, and website data to propose effective and efficient SEO solutions.

Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA)

Executive Board Member: Director of Programming

Aug. 2021 – Present

Atlanta, GA

  • Empower members with opportunities for professional development and career growth.

  • Coordinate and plan career development and leadership events for over 200 Emory ALPFA members.

Emory TableTalk

Talks Member and Event Coordinator

Aug. 2021 – Present

Atlanta, GA

  • Create constructive dialogue in a safe space between people who would not interact under ordinary circumstances.

  • Host campus-wide events that encourage productive interactions with people of different beliefs and backgrounds.

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.

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