Nuno Pereira

Nuno Pereira is a first generation Mexican American, distinguished scholar, and community activist. A 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar, he is researching the impacts of memory on the criminal justice system at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Nuno is also a 2016 John Jay Fellow at Vera—where he is working with Vera's Center on Sentencing and Corrections to assist in expanding access to postsecondary education in prison.

Nuno also serves as president of Educate the Future, a grass roots movement he founded in the town of Hillside with the mission to close the education gap by providing free tutoring services to all families regardless of their social or economic background.

In the community, Nuno was involved in Make the Road NJ—where he traveled to advocate for immigrant and worker rights throughout the country. He was also recognized as a Young People For Fellow (in all three fellowship cohorts), and as a 2016 CUNY Becas Scholar.