Biography: My name is Mariely Perez. I was born and raised in Orange County, California.
I moved to St. Louis just 4 days after having received a Bachelor of Arts in Family and
Consumer Sciences- Child Development and Family Studies from California State
University-Long Beach in 2016. Born into a Mexican family, Spanishbecame my first language,
and my educational experience was followed by it, however, despite the challenges, I completed
my Master's in Education- Elementary with an Early Childhood Education emphasis at the
University of Missouri, St. Louis in 2018. I recently graduated from Lindenwood University with
an Educational Specialist degree in School Administration. I continue to enrich my learning and
now have transferred to Maryville University to finish my Doctor of Education in Educational
Leadership. I believe education is never a waste of time, and furthering my own is a constant
reminder of the commitment I have to it. When I am not working, you can usually find me trying
out new restaurants, baking, couponing, or taking short walks around nature.