Gloria Perez

Interim Advisor to the Board of Directors and President & CEO, Jeremiah Program

Perez is one of the country’s leading experts in two-generation strategies to reduce poverty. As an Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute, she is working with leaders from across the country to drive innovative ideas and proven strategies to help families achieve educational success and economic security. A graduate of Macalester College, Perez is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alexandrine Medal from St. Catherine University, an honorary doctorate degree from Macalester College and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She serves on the board of directors for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.