Jonathan Perez

2016 Fulbright Scholar

Jonathan Perez

Jonathan Perez

Jonathan Perez has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Brazil.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“I want to venture further into my Hispanic heritage.  The Fulbright grant will expose me to educational opportunities that will strengthen my cultural connection. The grant will provide an enhanced view of the world in which I want to make a difference."

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduated May 2016 from the College of Education and Human Development with a master of arts in teaching. Perez also has undergraduate degrees in Latin American and Iberian studies and sociology from the University of Richmond where he graduated in 2014.

Inspired By

Beverly Sorgi (a professor in the CEHD) was one of the main influences in my decision to apply for a Fulbright.  She has witnessed me both as an educator and a student.  Sorgi’s confidence in my ability inspired me to have a worldly perspective on education.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Richmond, Va.
  • High school:
    2010 graduate of John Randolph Tucker High School
  • Parents:
    Linda Perez, Richmond, Va.