Hailing from Santa Barbara, Calif., Michael Sanchez landed in Sacramento after a series of moves. Persistence is his key for moving forward with his career and with his goals. Graduating this spring, he embodies every quality of a hardworking student and his hard work also plays an importance in his active role in PRSSA. He is a member of the networking and digital committees and dreams on someday working with the Dodgers!
Favorite movie line? Why?
“I’m the gatekeeper to my own destiny and I will have my glory day in the hot sun.”- Nacho Libre
I work hard at what I do and while going through school. I believe my hard work will pay off eventually.
If you had an entire weekend free of obligations, what would you do and why?
I would try to travel with my wife and check out the east coast or Canada. I’m assuming no obligations means no bills, so I would travel first class!
People would be surprised if they knew:
I’ve worked at 33 different jobs since the age of 13. These included: Santa Claus on the corner, ice cream parlor manager and taking care of mentally disabled adults for seven years.
What is your favorite book? Why?
American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I was always interested in mythology and gods in high school. This book puts a spin on it and Americanizes them, which I find interesting.
What did you want to be when growing up?
The 3 C’s.
Clown, comedian or a chemist.
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
Persistence. When life gets you down, keep your head up and trudge through. Just gotta keep going.
Do you prefer cats or dogs? Why?
I have a cat, but I would prefer a dog. Just don’t tell my cat that.
You are hosting a dinner party and must invite 3 famous people. Who would you choose and why?
Leonardo Dicaprio, he’s a baller and now he’s an Oscar winner!
Tom Hanks, I met him at Dodgers Stadium and he’s pretty cool.
Tiffani Thiessen, I worked at a hotel and I checked her in and escorted her to her room! She smelled like an angel and was my childhood crush.
What is your dream job? Why?
I want to work for the Dodgers! #BleedBlue
What is your favorite social media platform? Why?
Snapchat, because of the filters they’ve added on! The face switching one is my favorite.