- Academic Internship Council
Erik F. Perez, Regional Director of Operations for Latin America for CIEE, is a strong believer that through education we can make significant changes to better the world. After having a successful career of 19 years in the Telecom and Technology industries, in 2009 he focused his professional life to Academia with 20 years of experience as economics university professors in the Dominican Republic. Erik is currently finishing his PhD in Educational Leadership at Western Michigan University as a Dominican Government Scholar; has a Master’s Degree in Economics (minor in Corporate Finance) as a Fulbright Scholar; and graduated Magna Cum Laude from his Bachelor Degree in Economics. He has a passion for multiculturality, meeting people, and learning from different cultures. He likes to spend time with family, play golf, going to the movies (love European and alternative cinema), reading, and discussing about social issues and worldwide geo-political and economic trends.