New York, NY (06/02/15)- Debra Joy Pérez, sister of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. ®, was selected as the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia Honorary Doctoral Degree Recipient. Dr. Pérez, PhD, MPA, MSc, ScD (hon.), FASHP, is Vice President of Research, Evaluation and Learning at The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF).
Dr. Pérez it’s a leader in research, mentoring and funding and has developed strong and productive philanthropic partnerships for multi-disciplinary programming in public health and for addressing racial/ethnic disparities.
Dr. Pérez has a Bachelor’s in Communication from Douglass College; a Master’s in Social Science and Women’s Studies from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England; a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York; and a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University.
Watch Dr. Perez’s speech at the School of Health Professions (JSHP) and Jefferson School of Pharmacy commencement.
Chi Upsilon Sigma ® has been in existence since April 29, 1980, incepted on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers – the State University of New Jersey. Our founders are 7 Latinas who had the desire to create an organization to promote leadership among the Latino community and our membership has since grown to incorporate women of all ethnicities. Chi Upsilon Sigma has devoted itself to increasing awareness amongst ourselves, and our communities about important political, social, cultural, and educational issues and servicing the communities around us.
NALFO (National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations) is an umbrella council for Latino Greek Letter Organizations. The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino Fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.