Born on the 15th of October 1998, Miguel was the youngest of two brothers in a middle class family of Mexican-American immigrants. His father, Juan was a reasonably successful landlord and former soldier. His mother, Maria a certified massage therapist. Together, Miguel and his older brother Carlos were afforded a rather privileged life of wealth, private schools, attractive women, and most importantly guaranteed entrance to good colleges and universities. Miguel gained entrance to the University of California at San Diego in the fall of 2016, meanwhile Carlos gained entrance to the University of California at Davis. Studying archaeology, Miguel was enrolled in the UCSD Anthropological Archaeology department and was soon flown out Chernarus along with his class to study and excavate local castles around South Zagoria under the guidance of local museums. During the epidemic, his class was evacuated to a refugee camp where many of his classmates died or vanished within days. Within the second week, the camp and surrounding city was overrun, forcing Miguel and his remaining classmates to flee north. The next six months saw even further losses and disappearances of his classmates, and by 2018, Miguel was alone.
Being a Mexican-American, Miguel can speak Spanish and English fluently. Being only eighteen when he left the US, he is understandably inexperienced but retains his natural charm and friendliness.