Jeremy San Miguel, a graduate of the University of Texas Rio Grande (UTRGV) in social work, is a Program Specialist for Healthy Families UTRGV and recipient of the UTRGV Educational Initiative Grant. He holds a master’s degree in social work in administration and community practice and is finishing his second master’s degree in public affairs from UTRGV. Jeremy is a first-generation college student that believes that education, regardless of setting, is a basic human right and necessity in achieving holistic success for individuals, families, and communities. Jeremy has served several years in the public service field from providing optical services in underserved areas with the OneSight foundation, to bridging access to prenatal and contraceptive health for uninsured and underinsured women through the Healthy Families Implementation. He currently supports parenting education and resources to community organizations, parent groups, and new dads in their acclimation to responsible fathering in his role with Healthy Families. Jeremy’s goals are to complete a tour in the Peace Corps, attend and finish law school, and run for a position as an elected official and judge. Jeremy’s main interests are social justice, ameliorating policy that marginalizes vulnerable groups, and promoting inclusion and equality within public policy and law. He hopes that with collaboration and community support, we may improve the prevalence of continuing education and lowering inequities in health care, education, and human rights.
Program Specialist, Healthy Families, UTRGV