Business and HR Coordinator

I was born and raised in Queens, NY, one of the outer boroughs of New York City, and thusly went through the public education system. Being a first generation American to parents born in Mexico and Ecuador, I’ve had the enormous fortune to grow up in a two language speaking environment, speaking mainly Spanish at home and English in the classroom.

I feel that my education and life experiences have led me to think and believe that not just one path is the way to achieve your goals, be it in life or otherwise. I’ve traveled to both of my parents’ homelands where I’ve seen poverty and the struggles that people face every day. I hope to travel to many more places and interact with people. It gave me a perspective that I should be doing more to better my surroundings and the people whom I interact with. I moved up to Ithaca in 2015, first working proudly with Planned Parenthood, Greenstar and now with New Roots. I find the energy of both the students and staff/faculty very uplifting. As I settle into the New Roots environment, I’m glad to be a part of this eye opening and awakening path that the students can forge their way into the world.

Email: cperez@newrootsschool.org