Michael Pineda ’21 – IES Vienna, Austria

Hey folks!

My name is Michael J. Pineda and I am a junior at Hope studying a Business major and Jazz Studies minor. I plan to pursue a career in Arts & Culture Management. I am involved with the Hope College Concert Series as well as Phi Sigma Kappa, and the Baker Scholars! I am originally from Minneapolis, MN, but I have Honduran roots. Currently, that’s where my family is. My program is the IES European Society and Culture in Vienna, Austria.

I am excited to experience the rich artistic culture found in Vienna as well as meeting a whole new variety of people and immersing myself in a place that I don’t recognize. I am a very passionate musician and I love to spend my time playing and practicing, as well as composing. (Check out my music on Spotify and Apple Music!) I am guided by curiosity and love new adventures, and will prioritize traveling, building connections, and continuing to find myself.