Assistant Dean of Students for Student Transition and Support
Dean Jessica Perez works to ease the transition into college for students from underrepresented backgrounds, and continues to support them as they progress in their Bates experience. She works in the Office of Intercultural Education in Chase Hall.
Jessica came to Bates after completing a master’s degree in higher education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to graduate school, she managed programs for Peninsula College Fund, an organization committed to improving the college completion rate of first-generation college students. She co-founded CollegeSpring, a national nonprofit that helps low-income students boost their SAT scores and navigate the college admissions and financial aid process.