Rei Perez

Rei Perez

Rei Perez

Alumnus, Community Affairs Officer and Vice President at Citibank

“CFU has had a tremendous and huge impact on my life…..Council taught me how important it is to achieve your dreams by believing in yourself. Council enabled me to develop my self esteem, to love myself and taught me that the most important thing in the world is to help those who are less fortunate than myself, to give back and to contribute to your community.  Because of the Council, this “kid” from a ghetto in Brooklyn – where one youth a week was dying as result of senseless gang violence – was able to go on, and graduate from Cornell University and participate as a public policy fellow at Harvard and Princeton and ultimately achieve a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University. Subsequently, I was able to work in several nonprofits and the Dinkins administration and to work for
Global Corporations.”