Prior to joining the Global Security Programme, Miguel (Master of Public Policy and Chevening Scholar, 2020) was a public policy consultant at CIDE Mexico, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and a member of the research team at the Oxford People in Government Lab. He is currently working on a project that uses hyperspectral analysis of foliar nitrogen enrichment and machine-learning to find clandestine graves in Mexico. Miguel is a former President of the Oxford Mexican Society, a contributor for El País, the New York Post, El Heraldo de México and Animal Político, and a partner at, an organisation currently funded by the British Council which aims to train 5,000 Latin American women in soft-skills and software development by 2027.

He also holds a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (Mexico), and a Master in Government and Public Affairs from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM.