Kiara Perez is originally from a small but diverse city known as Passaic, New Jersey. At home, she enjoys being an active member of her church as well as other community service organizations. She is an avid runner and participated in cross country and track in high school. She also enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family when able.
A student in the School of Nursing with a minor in Global Health, her interest in nursing first stemmed from being an older sister and discovering her passion for caring for others. She developed a love for biology and understanding the complex and unique functions of the body. As of now, she plans to specialize in Labor and Delivery and Midwifery nursing. Combining her Global Health minor with the SNF Paideia program, she plans to utilize the experience with dialogue, wellness, and understanding of health to improve healthcare for underserved communities globally.
Apart from her studies, she is involved in Student Nurses at Penn (SNAP) and Minorities in Nursing Organization (MNO). She enjoys collaborating with other nursing students in fun and meaningful events where they help one another and the community. She is also currently on the Penn Club Cross Country and Track Team where she shares her passion for running with a community of other Penn Students. She plans on becoming a Peer Advisor in the School of Nursing to help incoming students navigate their nursing journey.