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Jorge Perez

#186 Jorge Perez, Class of 2006, Staff
(AA Mathematics. I studied Philosophy, Physics and Mathematics. Now an adjunct COD Mathematics Professor)

I moved to the United States when I was 12 years old. With no knowledge of the English language I arrived to Palm Desert, and started 8th grade. As I moved forward in life, I encountered teachers who became like shining lights in a dark path, and inspired me to become a teacher as well. After interacting with the College of the Desert Math faculty, in particular Dr. Thang Le, I decided to become a Mathematician, and made it my goal to obtain a graduate degree and come back and teach at COD.

I transferred to UCR and obtained both a Bachelors and Masters in Pure Mathematics. And now, I'm back at the College teaching and giving back to the community that gave me so much.