Mariana Perez is a sophomore at Calvin College. She pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Mariana was born and raised in Elkhorn, Wisconsin with her four younger siblings. She also spent three and a half years living in Mexico, her parent's home country.
At Calvin, Mariana is part of the John M. Perkins Leadership Fellows, a program for first-generation college students interested in service leadership. The fellowship includes a college scholarship, as well as opportunities for leadership development, including leadership courses, dinners with prominent Calvin leaders, and a spring break service trip. Last year, Mariana traveled to Jackson, Mississippi with the Perkins Fellows for a trip focused on servant leadership and community development. The students worked with the Spencer Perkins Center, a branch of the John M. Perkins Foundation devoted to serving youth.
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