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Video: How Miguel Tamayo paid for UC and launched his dream career

When Miguel Tamayo moved to the U.S. from Colombia just shy of his 12th birthday, his fascination with mechanical objects and electronics was already a powerful force — his family even jokingly nicknamed him “Destroyer” for his penchant for taking things apart to try to figure out how they worked. Having graduated from UC Santa Cruz as a first-generation student in computer engineering, Tamayo jokes, “I guess one of the satisfactions of being an engineer now is that I can open things up and I can put them back together again, too.”

In February, Miguel sat down with the UC Newsroom to share the story of how he paid for the UC education that launched his career.

Now, UC has created two new videos that let Miguel share his experiences in his own voice — in English and in Spanish. Watch his moving story in both languages below.

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