TFA Graduate Fellows Program

Fellows 2016

Javier Peraza

Master of Science in Social Justice & Criminology 

Purpose Statement: I want to live a meaningful life of service to humanity by operating the within the field of education. I believe that education is the key to a healthy, empowered society.

Javier Peraza was born and raised in North Hollywood, CA. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Politics and a minor in Criminal Justice from The University of San Francisco. Javier is a 2014 Teach For America alumni who is currently in his third year of teaching English at Murrah High School in Jackson, MS. His Social Entrepreneurship Project aims to help high school students enroll in, receive financial aid for, and successfully complete college.

Fun Fact: Javier is a self-described 'huge' sci-fi fan and an avid lover of Star Wars. 

If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.
— Albert Einstein
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