Anissa Pérez is a third generation Seventh-day Adventist Christian and a second generation Latina American who is passionate about immigration and ensuring others understand the perils of racism and the beauty of diversity and inclusion. She is an advocate for the "least of these" and a servant leader through and through. Anissa has produced free informational immigration events for the DC area Spanish speaking community which brings together immigration attorneys, local public servants, subject matter experts, and other like minded organizations to assist the community. Originally born in New Jersey, Anissa moved to the Washington, DC area at age 1 and considers herself a life-long Marylander. Her passion for her state is seen through her community work that includes serving as the youngest member of the Long Branch Advisory Committee (2007-2008), being appointed to the Montgomery County Committee on Hate & Violence (2013-2016), serving as a Voting Operations Judge for Election Day 2014, and currently functioning as a Montgomery County Emotional Spiritual Care Volunteer through the Montgomery County Emergency Preparedness Coalition (2014-present). Anissa is also a current board member of Adventists for Social Justice (ASJ), whose mission is "to reflect the character of Christ by seeking justice and defending the oppressed in our communities."