In 2003 she joined the Guam Premier Outlets as the Marketing and Operations Manager. “That's the beauty of holding a Communication degree. It's broad enough to cover broadcast journalism, public relations, and now retail marketing,” she explains. She is responsible for overseeing the advertising and promotional efforts for the shopping center that are geared towards both the local and tourism markets. She also helps to oversee the center’s housekeeping, security, Information Booth and the GPO Kiosk program which includes meeting with prospective tenants and approving their business plans and kiosk designs.
Through her position, Perez is able to help give back to the island community. GPO has up to two major fundraising events per year wherein part of the proceeds are donated back to non-profit organizations. “This year we are holding a Golf Tournament Fundraiser on October 25th as part of our 16th year anniversary celebration. As our way of giving back to the community we are giving part of the proceeds to the Guam Girl Scouts and the Pa'a Taotao Tano nonprofit organization,” she says.
“I loved all my years at UOG. The professors were great and I made a lot of new friends but the most memorable moment for me would be Graduation Day because I worked so hard to get to that point. I had my daughter when I was a Junior so I worked extra hard to graduate on time and with good grades. I made the Dean’s List quite a few times,” she says. She encourages her fellow Tritons to be proud of their alma mater. “Just because our degrees didn’t come from an off island institution doesn’t mean we didn’t work hard to earn them or that they are not as valuable,” she adds.
Perez enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and kids, and playing Angry Birds!
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