Robert Perez, Grant Manager for the Every Learner Everywhere initiative, is a native of Austin, Texas and joined WICHE/WCET in November 2018. Previously, Robert was a Proposal Manager at ACT, where he organized and led responses to international business opportunities in areas such as creativity assessment, moral education, and workforce development. Before that, he worked at Harvard Stem Cell Institute, managing grants and contracts for researchers across Harvard and its affiliated research hospitals. Having grown up in a minority-majority community, broadening the pathways to higher education success for all students is an issue of great personal importance for Robert, and as Grant Manager he will work ensure that Every Learner's grants activities maximize its reach and impact. Robert earned a B.A. from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri.