2002 Perez
Milken Scholar 2002
Scholar Profile

Francisco Perez

Nonprofit Management


Francisco completed a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Previously, he graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Social Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2006. He lived for over a year in the West African nation of Senegal where he volunteered for Tostan, an international human rights and literacy NGO. Subsequently he returned to New York City to work as a grant-writer, most recently for the Museum for African Art. In 2013, he completed a master's degree in development studies at the Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs. Thereafter, he worked as a program manager for Catholic Relief Services.

High school:  Stuyvesant High School


College Year Degree
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2006 A.B. Social Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
2013 M.A. Development Studies
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
2022 Ph.D. Economics

News and Highlights

Francisco Perez (MS '02)

Healing Hands.  Catholic Relief Services program manager, Francisco Perez, MS ’02, recently returned to West Africa to continue the fight to staunch the Ebola outbreak. Last year, when the outbreak hit he was on the ground in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia before being evacuated.  In October, he was featured in Catholic New York for his tireless and heroic work.