Fellow students Sergio Hausler Ruiz and Michael van der Merwe describe Miguel as a person that always had a positive outlook on life. There wasn’t anything that would bring him down, as he would always find the bright side of a situation. Due to this, he was great at helping his friends and fellow students go through stressful situations, by calming them down and making them realise that all isn’t as bad as it seems.

The Covid pandemic had unfortunately taken away most of his ‘normal’ student years, like many others. However, he kept dreaming and looking forward to life after covid, of how he would like to live his life, spending quality time with family and friends. Even during covid, he made the most of the situation. Whenever there was a social gathering, he would make sure to be there with his Spanish flair and dance moves, always encouraging people to dance, laugh, and have a good time. During sports activities such as squash, tennis or padel, his competitive side would reveal itself. Miguel was also a person who loved to have deep philosophical conversations and had a passion for history. He watched countless history documentaries/movies, and read dozens of books, as he loved to broaden his knowledge on various topics.

We are grateful for the special moments we shared with Miguel and at the same time very sad that these moments had to come to an unfortunate end. Our thoughts are with his family and close relatives and friends. We wish them all the strength to bear this sudden loss.

Dean Patrick Groenen and Programme Director Brigitte Hoogendoorn, Erasmus School of Economics

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