Name: Jose Miguel Chiquito Galván
When and where were you happiest?
I have been the happiest when I had the opportunity to go to the Florida Keys during my Spring Break of 2016 for a marine biology course in high school. For a week I was able to snorkel in the Caribbean’s clear waters as I learned about the life that inhabited that area. With sun, pleasant weather, and daily excursions it was an amazing and joyful week.
What was one of the most defining moments in your life?
One of the most defining moments in my life was obtaining DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gave me the chance to contribute to the economy with a SSN and made it more possible for me to attend college.
If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
I would pardon the hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the United States as minors so they could have a path to citizenship.
What does a perfect day look like to you?
A perfect day would be out at the beach or on a picturesque mountain enjoying warm water or amazing scenery.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
If I could change one thing about myself, I would change my physical condition.
What do you feel most proud of? Going to college.
What is your strongest personal quality? Being compassionate.
What is a skill you would like to learn and why? Leadership, it is the most important skill in my life.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Being nice.
What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why? Ryan Sensenig has so far helped me understand science and theology better as well as helped me decide what major I really wanted to pursue.
Best childhood memory: A family vacation in Tennessee.
Which living person do you most admire? My parents.
Which historical figure do you most identify with? Martin Luther King Jr.
What is it that you most dislike? Ignorance.
Greatest fear: The end of the world.
Favorite place to live: Goshen.
Favorite occupation: Painting.
Favorite writer: Sandra Cisneros.
Favorite song: Where is the Love by the Black Eyed Peas.