Alumni Spotlight (2020)
Miguel Toledo was born in Guatemala and moved to Corona, CA with is family at a young age. He attended Norco College and was part of the STEM Scholars program. He transferred and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Chemistry and Minor in Earth Science.
During his academic career Miguel focused on developing laboratory and research skills, as well as giving back to underrepresented groups via tutoring/mentoring with Norco’s STEM program and Society the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).
As a young professional, Miguel has worked as a Research Chemist in the petrochemical industry developing catalysts for a more efficient technology platform. Recently, he has started a new role as an Associate Field Scientist at Apeel Sciences where they use plant derived materials to extend shelf life of produce and contribute to a more abundant future for the planet.
Eventually, Miguel aspires to pursue a graduate degree and to become a mentor for students that want to succeed.
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