Fernanda Pérez Villarreal

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Member

Fernanda is the Special Assistant to the Commissioner at the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. She works closely with the 193 Permanent Missions, the 116 Consulates, the Trade Commissions, the United Nations, and other entities.

Throughout her life, Fernanda has worked to uphold human rights at different capacities. During her undergrad, she worked as a journalist at a nonprofit where she helped refugees and new immigrants integrate into their new lives in the United States. After graduation, she worked at a human rights organization educating and mentoring high school youth on social justice and healthy relationships. During that time, she helped lead an after-school program for underserved youth and empowered them to be leaders in their communities. She continues to be a strong advocate and supporter of human rights everywhere.

Fernanda holds a graduate degree in diplomacy from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. At Oxford, she served as the Student Representative of her cohort, and the Women's Officer of her College.

She hopes to continue to work in a diplomatic capacity and push towards sustainable peace with human rights, equity, and disarmament as center roles.