School: Elon University Alumna
Hometown: Snow Hill, NC
Job Title: Community Impact Manager
Community Impact Manager
Mirella Cisneros Perez immigrated to the United States from Mexico and grew up in Snow Hill, NC. Her focus in working with Latinx families stems from her personal experiences growing undocumented, attending the public school system, and working as a teacher in Durham Public Schools. Mirella attended Elon University as an Odyssey Scholar and Teaching Fellow. At Elon, she majored in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Mathematics and minored in Poverty and Social Justice, and Environmental Education. During her time at Elon, she made it a priority to work with organizations that advocated for social justice and access to higher education. She had the opportunity to work with Student U, Elon Academy, and The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education. Her mission is to help create educational equity for Latinx families and students by providing resources for schools and educators that address the needs of this community. In her free time, Mirella enjoys cooking, spending time in nature, and doing Zumba.