My name is David Perez. I was born and raised in Arizona. After high school, I enlisted in the Army as a wheeled vehicle mechanic. During AIT, I successfully competed for an Airborne slot and was stationed at Fort Bragg after graduation. Before exiting the military, I deployed to Afghanistan.
As a civilian, I enrolled in a community college in Los Angeles for a transfer degree. I transferred to Columbia University with hopes of breaking into the finance industry. Since Fall 2019, I have been building relationships with finance professionals, going through the strenuous interview process, and working on my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Currently, I am gearing up for a career at Bank of America’s investment banking division. I start my internship this summer and hope to acquire a full-time role upon graduation in May 2022. In the meantime, I want to pay it forward as mentors have done for me. I could not have made it without leveraging my network and the vast amount of veteran resources at our disposal.