Meet the newest member of the UWSN team, David Pérez! In his role as our Community Impact Program Manager, David administers our UWSN Emergency Assistance and Community Needs (EACN) Fund, The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), and company-specific programs to assist individuals in times of crisis. Learn more about David and his passion for supporting our community by reading our interview with him below.
Why did you join the United Way of Southern Nevada team?
I’m no stranger to community involvement and community-based work. Being able to work at an organization, such as United Way of Southern Nevada, where my work positively impacts the work of my neighbors and community, is incredibly rewarding.
What do you enjoy most about your role at UWSN?
I enjoy being able to see the reporting information from our community partners and how their work directly solves problems that our neighbors are facing, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, is exhilarating. There is so much work that goes unnoticed, but when looking at the numbers, it’s incredible what has been accomplished in a couple of months. Being able to be a part of this is incredible.
What is your favorite activity to do in Las Vegas?
Pre-COVID-19, I enjoyed all the shows, and entertainment Las Vegas had to offer, from small DJ sets to a large stadium show. I miss them and can’t wait to go back to them when it’s safe to do so.
Can you share a fun fact about yourself?
I’m a Battle Born Nevadan, born and raised in Reno. I’ve been able to experience the great travel opportunities this state has to offer from Las Vegas to the most rural towns across the state. I went to the University of Nevada, Reno, and currently attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for my Master’s.