Scholar Profile

Marilu Perez

Voted Most Likely To:
Travel the world.

Idaho State University, Class of 2007
Iowa State University, Ph. D.

Currently Working As:
Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University

What do you love about your job?
The thing about my career that I love most is collaborating with people who are fascinated by the natural world and sharing my skills to understand it further.

What has been the most exciting part of your career so far?
The most exciting part of my career is finding a community of people with whom I can relate.

What would you tell yourself at age 18?
I would tell my 18-year-old self not to be ashamed to ask more questions.

How has ACS Scholars impacted your life and career?
ACS Scholars has impacted my life by giving me the added confidence I needed to pursue my career. It also connected me to a community of scientists outside my university.