Maria Perez

Director, FairVote New Mexico

Maria Perez

Born and raised in Ecuador, Maria Perez immigrated to the United States in the 1990s to pursue a B.S. in Biology and later a M.S. in Chinese medicine. She has crafted a career guided by her passion to address social disparities. With 18 years of experience working on equity and equitable policy, she is a seasoned organizer, facilitator, health care practitioner, advocate, coalition builder and a firm believer in the power of people coming together to address complex social problems. 

Before joining FairVote, Maria worked on place-based health equity initiatives in the Bay Area, where she supported collaborative groups in planning and implementing campaigns around issues of health access, education, economic opportunity, and housing.

As a health care practitioner and advocate, Maria spent over ten years serving uninsured and underinsured populations. She is also a former health educator, having served in faculty and curriculum development roles for community health workers and Chinese medicine students. Maria spent several years deeply involved with Affordable Care Act outreach, education and enrollment, and legislative work in the state of New Mexico.

Posts by Maria Perez

We all won on March 6

Posted on March 19, 2018

Santa Fe's first use of ranked choice voting on March 6 was a success.

Democracy is a verb

Posted on January 04, 2018

We must fight to save our democracy. Every single one of us. It doesn’t matter if you lean progressive or conservative. Democracy is not something we have; it is something we do. Democracy is an action. It goes away if we don’t constantly work on it and defend it.

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