Miguel Baez

Miguel Baez is a Corporal in the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

A strong advocate for helping others in need….
With great capacity for collaboration….
He instills courage and hope in every individual he meets.

Nominated by Otilia Fuentes 

Miguel Baez is a human rights hero. On December 10th, he will receive the Oklahoma Human Rights Award — along with other champions of human rights in our state.

Miguel was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico. He received his Bachelor degree in International Business from the Universidad de Tamaulipas (University of Tamaulipas) in 2002.

Miguel was selected by OKC.biz for
its “40 Under 40” Class of 2016

Baez’s career has provided him leadership opportunities in various industries, including engineering, architectural, and restaurant. A strong advocate for helping others in need, Baez became focused on finding a career path that would allow him to serve the people of Oklahoma and honor his Hispanic heritage. By becoming an OKC Firefighter, Baez meets the needs of our citizens each and every day.

Being both bilingual and a native of Mexico, Baez is a unique asset to the OKC Fire Department in his ability to directly relate to the Hispanic population’s cultural beliefs. He shares his story of achievement with elementary schools, civic groups, and non-profit organizations.

Miguel instills courage and hope in every individual he meets with his story. He says: “Believing in yourself is the number one way to success, and only you can pave your future. It’s an honor to serve those in need and a blessing to be a positive influence on others.”

From his nomination:

It is with great pleasure to nominate Mr. Miguel Baez for the Human Rights Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and tireless efforts to serve the Hispanic Community and the whole City of Oklahoma City. Mr. Baez is an amazing person who works continuously to help those in need, especially the children in our community through his occupation as a corporal with the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Miguel has strong leadership and initiative-taking skills while, at the same time, he shows great capacity to learn in order to do a better job while doing his volunteerism in the community and even teaching. He is articulate in both English and Spanish, and he is an effective communicator who demonstrates an unusual ability to make connections with people from all ethnic groups, regardless of age or level of cognitive development.

Miguel has my highest recommendation.

You’re invited to attend the presentation of the 2016 Human Rights Awards on Saturday, December 10th, in the House Chamber of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The program will begin at 10am. It will be emcee’d by former State Representative Seneca Scott. There is no charge to attend. Following the awards program, you are invited to enjoy a Free Speech Forum in the Senate Assembly Room from 12 Noon to 2pm.
Every year, the Oklahoma Human Rights Awards are co-sponsored by the Oklahoma City chapter of the United Nations Association and the Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance.
Previous winners of the award include educators, physicians, students, and community volunteers from many different communities and all walks of life. They are united by their enduring commitment to the values and principles expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For more information about the awards program, please contact Wilfredo Santosrivera, 405-631-3027.
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