Hey, Im John Perez and I would be happy to be your advisor. My connection with the University started quite a while ago. After a few education hiccoughs along the way, I completed my undergrad work at UMSL in 1997 (B.A. in English; Writing Certificate). I always appreciated going to UMSL, being a student, and was fortunate enough to begin working here in 2005. I started in administration in the Pierre Laclede Honors College doing various admin duties and some advising. It is there I learned that I knew I wanted to advise students and help them navigate through their careers at UMSL. I was thrilled to join the advising team at the College of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and am happy to be continuing my own education goals by pursuing a Masters of Education in Counseling here at UMSL. Dean Clark says you have to be a little crazy to do this job and I guess I am because I really love working with students, helping them realize their educational goals, and I am truly a believer in the great opportunities the University of Missouri - St. Louis provides.