Bates College, Politics and Spanish, 2021, EST
Content Creation, Social Media Management, Web Design, Video editing, Copywriting, Project Management, Organization, Data Visualization, Multilingual Translation and Proficiency: Spanish, Reporting, Communication, Leadership, Proposal Writing, Research, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, Community Outreach, Collaboration, Civic Engagement
Miles is a senior at Bates College double-majoring in Politics and Spanish while minoring in History. In 2019, he traveled to Madrid, Spain during the Fall Semester of his Junior year where he studied Economics, Politics, History, and Film Studies. Miles continues to be passionate about racial and social justice, especially after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Additionally, Miles is also active with civic engagement and politics as he has interest in government and public policy.
On campus, Miles has dedicated his entire college career to the student-athlete experience. Miles is currently a captain on Bates’ Track and Field team where he has been a member for four years. He also was a member of the Bates Baseball team during his sophomore year of college. Specifically, with the Track and Field Team he is a three time varsity winner for Indoor Track and a two time varsity winner for Outdoor Track. Additionally during Miles’ sophomore year, he won All-New England for high finishes in the Distance Medley Relay and the 4x400.
This year for athletics, Miles is has been a founding member of three important groups. Miles is a founding member for both the Bates Athletics Agents of Change Group and the Bates Student Athletes of Color Group, both groups are dedicated to promoting racial and social justice through Bates Athletics. Finally, over last summer Miles was nominated by his coaches to the NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color.
With his passion for Politics, Miles has developed and continued many passions from high school to college. At Bates, he currently serves as the President of his college’s Model United Nations Team where he previously served as the team’s Director of Training. Miles has won Best Delegate multiple times at the collegiate level from conferences held at Cornell University and Brown University.
Additionally, Miles is currently the Managing Forum Editor for his college’s Newspaper, The Bates Student. For the past couple years Miles previously served as a contributing writer, a staff writer, and as Assistant Forum Editor for his college’s paper. This summer Miles along with some of the members of the paper helped organize a social media platform called Forum Focus. Miles has helped Forum Focus develop in a place where student talk about race, politics, and social change. Recently through journalism, Miles has been able to find his voice and advocate for equity, equality, and change.