Leticia Perez

Financial Services Coordinator

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Leticia Perez (she/her) is a Financial Services Coordinator for Making Waves Foundation’s College and Alumni Program (CAP). In this role, she assists students in managing the financial components of earning a college degree. As the daughter of Mexican- born immigrants, Leticia has had to navigate the education system predominately on her own. She attended UC Davis and earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish and Chicanx Studies in 2019. While at UC Davis, she worked with students in Sacramento- predominately low-income and first-generation- helping them understand their post-secondary options. This work inspired her to continue supporting students, especially underserved students, in various roles. Through her work and lived experiences, Leticia understands the hardships many students face navigating higher education and looks to support them and their families in obtaining a degree with as little debt as possible.