Students with CLC Director, Josmell Perez

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Mr. Josmell J. Pérez

Coordinator, The Carolina Latinx Collaborative
Multicultural Programs Coordinator – Diversity & Inclusion

Mr. Pérez was born in Lima, Peru and moved at the age of five with his family to Northern New Jersey. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in Psychology and Spanish and is currently working on his graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education. He was involved in the formation of the Carolina Latinx Collaborative and now serves as the coordinator. Prior to coming to Carolina in 2007, he worked as Assistant Director of Admissions and Multicultural Recruitment Director for Moravian College, where he led an initiative that resulted in the doubling of multicultural student enrollment. He also served as an Admissions Counselor at Ohio University in Athens, where his territory was the northwest part of the state.


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Ana Gomez

Biology Major, with minors in Chemistry and Spanish for the Medical Profession

Ana Gomez is a junior majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish for the Medical Profession. She grew up in a culturally mixed household with parents from Honduras and Mexico. This year she is currently involved in planning, organizing, and attending events with the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative and the Carolina Hispanic Association. At UNC, her goal is to ensure that as many people are involved and up to date with current events. She strives to get as many people from different cultural backgrounds united with each other. Her long term goal is to raise awareness about the lack of resources available for the Hispanic community in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical field where she will be actively seeking solutions to close the resource gap.



Bryant Parroquin

Video Editing and Graphic Design Major

Bryant Parroquin is a sophomore at UNC. He hails from Siler City, NC, and is a proud first-generation college student. He enjoys spreading cultural awareness and working towards equality for minorities. During his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family. While working in the Carolina Latinx Collaborative, he hopes to increase minority involvement on campus.