Mitzi Perez is a community advocate with roots in Richmond, CA. Ms. Perez was born and raised in Richmond and is an alumnus of West Contra Costa schools. She is currently the Digital Arts teacher at Kennedy High School, a reporter for the Richmond Pulse, and videographer for Fusion. She has worked in the past as a grassroots organizer centered around education. She is deeply invested in ensuring that students in Richmond and the community at large thrive. Ms. Perez graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies. She believes that the voices of our young people are essential to align politics with the current needs of our community and future leaders.