Jennifer Perez Lara

Grants Assistant/Office Manager

Jennifer is excited by the promise of philanthropy to provide a more equitable quality of life for all. She joined PFS in fall of 2018 as office manager and grants assistant, supporting the Grants Management team. Being a first generation college graduate Jennifer is proud to work on a team that helps support philanthropic work in under-resourced communities and projects that enhance and strengthen our region.   

Prior, to joining PFS she served as a district office intern for Assembly member David Chiu, where she was the initial point of contact for constituents who needed assistance. She also helped with various off-site projects, staffed press and local events, and updated the constituent database. She also served as a democracy coach for Generation Citizens, teaching a class of 8th grade students twice a week about civic participation while encouraging political participation to address local issues.

Jennifer graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A in political science. Outside of work, she loves to travel, explore the wonders of the Bay Area, and visit her mother who always prepares delicious authentic Mexican cuisine.

Jennifer works for the following foundations: