Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Yvonne Perez, Segal Fellow

Yvonne Perez

2011 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow

Yvonne Perez is Mexican-American, born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. Yvonne graduated in 2012 with a BS in health: science, society, and policy, as well as a minor in women’s and gender studies. Yvonne was the co-founder and treasurer of the Brandeis Chapter of the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. She was also the co-president of AHORA!, a campus organization devoted to celebrating Latino traditions and culture, and an official peer mentor to four first-year students through the University’s Student Support Services Program. In 2011, Yvonne was selected as one of fourteen Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars, an award that allows her to participate in a comprehensive summer program focused on health policy and leadership. She is now a Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools in New York.