George Perez

KIPP SoCal Public Schools

George Perez attended KIPP Sol Academy in East Los Angeles. He plans to attend the University of Southern California and study the business of cinematic arts within the USC Marshall School of Business. George sought opportunities to combat the issues he saw throughout low-income communities in Los Angeles. “As a First Generation, Queer immigrant,” he wrote in his KIPP Goldberg application, “he continues to challenge traditional norms with a strong ambition to break stigmas across the cinematic universe and change perspectives of cultures around the world.” A UCLA Riordan Scholar and Puente Lideres Inc. STEM Entrepreneur, he is determined to continue his education in business to develop a network that provides access to opportunities for individuals with similar backgrounds, with the goal of creating a mentorship and scholarship foundation.