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Zenen Jaimes Pérez

Policy Advocate

Zenen Jaimes Pérez is the Policy Advocate for Generation Progress, where his current research focuses on undocumented young people, sexual violence on college campuses, and economic opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, young people. Jaimes Pérez joined American Progress after completing his bachelor of science in foreign service from Georgetown University. He is from Austin, Texas, and previously worked at Advocates for Youth, where he focused on sex education, LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS, and abortion access for young people. He also served as a leadership intern with the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute and participated in the Victory Congressional Internship program in the U.S. Senate.

Jaimes Pérez has worked with numerous national organizations that focus on coalition work between LGBT, immigration, and Latino groups, and he is the proud son of Mexican immigrants to the United States.