Profile: Jeremy Perez

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Jeremy Perez: Intended Mechanical Engineering major
A Seattle native and first-generation college student, Jeremy Perez is pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering. Through the Live the Dream Scholarship, S-STEM Scholar grant and Financial Aid he is able to attend the UW. He participated in the UW Math Academy in 2008 and the UW STEM/Bridge Program in 2010. He interned with Boeing through the Alliance for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented American (ALVA) Program. Being the first one in his family to attend college, he attributes much of his success to his mentors from the Dream Project. It is important for him to go to college and also mentor others aspiring to be in his footsteps. For this reason he takes part in organizations such as UW Dream Project, LSAMP, Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers, and Filipino-American Student Association.