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Miguel Soriano Ralston

College of Liberal Arts Senator; Student Researcher

Brookings Mountain West


Miguel (he/him) is currently a junior majoring in Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is exploring minors in Brookings public policy and Criminal Justice. He is engaging in a variety of extracurricular pursuits in the fields of public policy and law as he prepares for law school, while at the same time, working to improve conditions for his community. He currently serves as a CSUN Senator for the College of Liberal Arts and previously served as a clerk for the Judicial Council. He serves on both the Scholarships and Grants and University Initiatives Committees where he advocates for COLA majors, Latinx students, and the Student Body. He is currently working on a variety of diversity and student engagement initiatives and resolutions, as well as coordinating with other entities to create career and professional development opportunities for his constituents.

He is deeply involved on campus, working to engage and grow both the Latinx and Pre-Law communities on campus. He is currently the Vice President of the Latinx Student Alliance and Vice President of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. Additionally, Miguel is the President of two new organizations: the UNLV Moot Court Competition Team and Organizations of the Pre-Law Associated Coalition. Miguel is also an ORCS competitor for the UNLV Mock Trial Competition Team and a member of UNLV Buddies.

When not in class or working on these Executive Boards, he is working a part-time job to put himself through college. He is half Dominican and has lived in both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic at different times throughout his life. As such, he is deeply passionate about improving the undergraduate experience for the 10,000+ UNLV Latinx Student Body and multicultural organizations as a whole. Experiencing the faults at every level of the Nevada educational system firsthand and growing up with a majority of family members immigrating to the U.S., Miguel is compelled to leverage the CSUN Legislature to advocate for his fellow Latinx Rebels as well as all minority identities at UNLV and the greater Las Vegas community.

Miguel is a contributing researcher and co-author to the Data Hub, a collaborative initiative between Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute, which provides web-based access to timely data and information related to the Las Vegas metropolitan statistical area, the State of Nevada, the Mountain West region, and beyond.