Board of Directors

Joel Pérez


Higher Education Professional

Joel Pérez is a higher education professional with over 20 years of experience working at colleges and universities. He has done extensive work in assisting undocumented students who want to pursue higher education. He received his PhD from Claremont Graduate University.

Joel delivered a "CivEd" Talk entitled "Dream Deferred: Broken Promises for Undocumented Students" at the National Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference in Anaheim, CA. That same year, Joel had a chapter entitled "Pursuing the Dream: Policy, Practice, and Broken Promises for Undocumented Students" in Latinx/a/os in Higher Education: Exploring Identity, Pathways, and Success.