|Hometown:||North Hollywood, Calif.|
|High School:||North Hollywood|
Research and STEM Activities
Conducted Weighted Gene Coexpression Network Analysis in R and Cytoscape under Professor Pellegrini at UCLA...Analyzed over 314 million pairs of genes, including the entire genome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in 50 different environments, and selected clusters of genes to optimize its biofuel production...Analyzed images of several galaxies in Unix using Python, Bash, and DS9 in summer 2018...Remotely controlled the Lick Observatory’s 1-meter telescope.
Prior to Caltech
All-League cross country...North Hollywood Most Valuable Player, track & field...Team captain...Semifinalist in the Siemens Research Competition...Milken Scholar...Generation Google Scholar...National Hispanic Scholar...National AP Scholar...First Place in the Los Angeles County Science Fair...Posse Finalist...Coca-Cola Scholarship Semifinalist...Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship National Semifinalist.
Son of Murray and Elsa Perez...Has one younger brother, Christian...Hobbies include guitar and cooking.