Emilia Perez

McConnell Scholar Class of 2027


Emilia Perez, of Louisville, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2027 at the University of Louisville. She plans to study political science on a global studies and international affairs track.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Honors College
  • University of Louisville Trustees Scholar

High School

Emilia is a graduate of Central High School, where she graduated valedictorian from the law and government magnet program. She interned at the office of Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk and was a member of the National Honors Society and the varsity swim team. Emilia is a recipient of 2022 John Yarmuth Book Award and the Minor Daniels Scholarship. 

To be a part of the McConnell Scholars Program is a great honor. I am so grateful to have a place in this community of bright minds. I look forward to four years of opportunities to learn, grow, and develop as a leader.