Ms. Perez is the Director of Business Development for C. Erickson & Sons, a family-owned commercial construction company based in Philadelphia since 1954 and specializing in interior renovations and fit-outs. She brings over 15 years of professional experience ranging from managing project teams in the early childhood education research field studying Latino children and families, to managing project teams in the commercial construction field, and eventually to leading business development and marketing efforts for engineering and construction firms.
Throughout her career, she has consistently dedicated her time to serving on boards and committees of professional and community organizations related to her professional and personal interests. She obtained the Certified Professional Services Marketer and the LEED Accredited Professional credentials while working in the construction industry, in addition to OSHA and HAZWOPER Training.
Ms. Perez holds a Master of Arts Degree in Early Childhood, Families, and Literacy Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Miami, where she graduated in 3 academic years with Summa cum Laude, General, Departmental, and Phi Beta Kappa Honors.