Michaelangelo Betancourt is a third year Communication Studies Major at St. Mary’s University. He has already completed a minor in drama and is working on a second minor in Visual Communication Design. At Cathedral High School in El Paso, Texas, he was the editor-in-chief of his high school’s yearbook, The Chaparral, president of the drama chapter and a member of the chapel choir.
At St. Mary’s he participated in five drama productions as a member of set construction, lighting management, stage management, properties mastery, and as an actor, dedicating hundreds of hours to theatrical production.
Betancourt also is vice president of the university’s VotoLatino chapter, which is a non-partisan organization dedicated to serving the Latino community and promoting political activism. With VotoLatino, he has attended conferences in Austin and El Paso hopes to attend this year’s summit in Washington D.C.
Betancourt is hard working and willing to learn from his mistakes. He strives to do the right thing and not compromise his values. He and his fiancée love to watch movies, spend time with their rescue dog, Koda, and travel. He hopes to one day be able to work with broadcast television or radio.