First Name

Claribel

Last Name

Perez

Bio

Claribel Pérez has worked on innovative projects in areas of Technology, Engineering and Science at Dominico School System of Puerto Rico since 2006 when she began working as a 4th-8th grade science teacher and Science Program Coordinator at the Santa Rosa Elementary School. She coordinated the fundraising for the acquisition of a basic robot kit, she established the Robotics Club at the school, and she recruited female students to participate in local Vex competitions. She is currently working as a physics teacher at the St. Thomas Aquino Academy where she established the robotics club (ASTA-STEM Robotics Club) with Vex Robotics technology. Claribel Pérez has been a Girl Scouts of the USA Troop Leader for the past ten years and she has taught the girls how to prepare digital presentations and videos while keeping as a priority their safety on the Internet. The Dominico School system recently appointed her Coordinator of K-12 Science Program. She is an active member of the Committee of the 7th Regional Science and Engineering Fair for over three years. Ms. Peréz aims to further increase the enrollment of young girls and teens full of dormant talents in areas of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science as well as Mathematics Education.