Alondra Perez, 18, is a senior attending Community Academy of Philadelphia. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Alondra enjoys spending her free time reflecting on herself and how her day went by writing journal entries. Concerned about climate change and environmental issues, she is set to attend Lehigh University and major in Environmental Studies this fall.
“I would love to serve as a role model for other Latina women, because there aren’t many Latina women working in the field of science,” Alondra said.
Her Latin roots run deep, considering her mother is an immigrant from Nicaragua and her father is from Puerto Rico.
Alondra works as a Teen Leadership Assistant at the Free Library of Philadelphia. There, she serves as a tutor and mentor for children in the Frankfort community. Aside from work, Alondra is involved in a book club and is president of The National Honors Society at her school.
When Alondra isn’t working, she is in a meeting or attending a protest. She is an activist and is working to stand up against inequalities. She views journalism as a way to spread awareness, and she feels that the Acel Moore High School Journalism Workshop will allow her to better her writing. Clearly, she is a dedicated and hardworking individual.