Full Name: Michael Lee Sanchez
Anticipated graduation year? 2024
Hometown: Alice, TX
Fun Fact About Yourself: I am a weekend woodworker.
Intended Major: International Labor Relations
What did you do in the military? Aircraft Electronic Technician on C/130’s
What was your proudest accomplishment in the military? My proudest accomplishment was being able to climb Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima, Japan.
How did you hear about S2S? I read an article about veterans in elite schools that mentioned S2S.
What was the best part of S2S for you? My ambassador was extremely knowledgeable and supportive of me.
Why did you decide to pursue college? I promised my father if I joined the military I would pursue an education afterwards.
How has the transition been from the military to civilian life? The transition has been smooth thanks to S2S and other programs that set me up for success.
What are you most excited about in regard to starting college/ the school you are going to attend? I’m excited to start my life outside of the military and get a quality education at a great school like Cornell.
What is your favorite part about the school you chose to matriculate at? The mountains and nearby parks and forests to recreate in.
What advice would you give to future applicants? Don’t wait! Be as proactive as possible, as soon as possible.
What are your goals post-graduation? I hope to be a personal financial manager in my hometown.