Francisco is pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 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
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
|2006||A.B. Social Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality|
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
|2013||M.A. Development Studies|
University of Massachusetts, AmherstAmherst, MA
News and Highlights
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.