Name: Edlene Miguel
Major/Minor: Applied Math/Music
Favorite Show: Two Days, One Night
Favorite Color: White
Her Campus (HC): Why did you choose Mary Baldwin?
Edlene Miguel (EM): Well, I considered the other Early College Programs back on the west coast, which are a lot closer to home, since I live in California. But when I visited Mary Baldwin, I just knew that this was the place for me; the place where I’d fit in best. I was also very interested in the Dual Degree combined Applied Math and Engineering Master’s Program with the University of Virginia.
HC: So, did you graduate high school?
EM: (Laughs) No, I didn’t go to high school.
HC: What’s your relationship status?
EM: (Laughs) I’m single, and I will be for quite a while!
HC: Why do you say that?
EM: Reasonably speaking, after I graduate I’m going to go on to get my masters or go to law school, and everyone is going to be way older than me. I definitely want to wait until after I’m eighteen to even consider dating since it’s not really a priority for me right now. I also want to first focus on my studies and grow as a person.
HC: Why is that?
EM: Well, I think for me, dating is when two people in a relationship have the intention of marriage as a future. I think of it as a sort of courtship. I mean, my parents were each other’s first boyfriend and girlfriend, and they’re still going strong! That’s what I want.
HC: What do you think it is that makes you think of relationships that way?
EM: Well other than my parents, I’d have to say my faith plays a huge part in everything that I do and every decision that I make.
HC: When looking for that long-term relationship later in life, would you ever consider dating someone outside of your religion?
EM: Honestly? Probably not. Faith is such a key component in my life, and I think of it as an important building block in any relationship.
HC: Other than faith, what other qualities do you hope to find in a significant other?
EM: The primary quality that matters to me is his faith. I hope that he will be God-fearing and God-loving.