Passionate and incisive in any endeavor, Michelle Pérez currently serves as the Cultural Commissions Coordinator for the New Jersey Department of State and was former Senior Aide to the Governor in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She recently completed a Master of Arts at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, concentrating in Post Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability and Latin America and the Caribbean. She is an alum of Saint Peter’s University where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as secondary fields of study in Anthropology and Philosophy. She has served as the one-year recent alumnus/a trustee to serve on the Board of Trustees 2016-2017 of Saint Peter's University, the student Board Member for Alpha Sigma Nu for a second year, and the 1st fellow for the cohort of the Lead Hudson County internship in Jersey City, New Jersey. She served as the graduate student member on the Board of Overseers of the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and completed a fellowship with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in July of 2018. A dual-citizen, Michelle has served her fellow Colombian citizens at the Consulado General de Colombia, in Newark, New Jersey. Furthermore, she has served as President of the Student Government Association for the 2015-2016 Academic year, where she first began her service to the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee, the Financial Committee, and the Board of Trustees and Regents Committee. She has coordinated and continues to participate in community service programs such as the Saint Peter's University Food and Clothes Pantry and the Saint Peter's University Campus Kitchen. Lastly, she previously held the position of a 3-year term as Youth Representative for Saint Peter's University in its Non-Governmental Organization status at the United Nations.