Faculty and Staff Lunch and Learn with Iliana Perez

Presentation and Q&A with Iliana Perez

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00 – 1:30pm
Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave


Iliana G. Perez is the Entrepreneurship Initiatives Manager with Educators 4 Fair Consideration (E4FC) and Research Analyst with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative.

In her role as Entrepreneurship Initiatives Manager with E4FC, Iliana launched Immigrants Rising, a project that encourages all immigrants regardless of legal status to create their own opportunities, earn a living, and thrive through entrepreneurship. 

Her research focuses on immigrant entrepreneurs, the occupational and educational attainment of immigrant students, the effects of deportation on the lives of young adults, and economics of immigration. 

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Perez was born in Hidalgo, Mexico and immigrated alongside her mother, father and younger brother to the U.S. at the age of eight. She grew up in Turlock, CA and navigated the educational system as an undocumented student for 18 years until she became a DACA recipient in 2013. Iliana recently finished a M.A. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University and is completing a Ph.D. in Education Policy, Evaluation and Reform. 


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