We are excited to have a new EdD in KIN Administrative Assistant, Nathalie Perez. Nathalie started working with our EdD in KIN program this Spring semester. We asked her three questions so we could all get to know her better.
Tell us briefly about yourself.
My hometown is Orlando, FL. I have lived in Florida all my life and I am very excited to see all the opportunities that North Carolina will bring me! I also am a first-generation graduate from the University of Florida. I graduated in 2019 with my BA in Business Administration and Sociology. In my free time I like to volunteer, specifically with children. I love tutoring, mentoring, and creating workshops that promote education/empowerment for young kids. Educational equity is an issue that I care deeply about.
What brought you to UNCG?
When researching this position, I loved the community aspect that UNCG and more specifically, the KIN department has. I thought (still think) that this university is doing a wonderful job helping students achieve their professional goals and is actively working to create opportunities for everyone to succeed. On a broader note, I was attracted to move to North Carolina because of the abundant nature scenes, weather and opportunities. I know that my move to UNCG/NC will allow me to flourish professionally and personally.
What is one thing that you want to share with the UNCG KIN community?
Best advice that I can give someone: Be courageous…If I have learned anything in life, it’s that every opportunity has an expiration date. It is very easy to let fear stop us from going towards our goals, so during moments of doubt, remind yourself to have courage. A moment of courage can lead to an endless path of amazing possibilities.
Let’s give Nathalie a warm welcome into the EdD in KIN family! For more information about the program, please go here.