Arlett Perez, M.A.
Upward Bound Program Director

Ms. Perez is a proud Wildcat with two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree from the UA. She has expansive experience assisting local Tucson and southern Arizona school districts, families and students with admissions, college visits, access, events, and outreach information. Her passion for increasing access and degree completion in underrepresented and minority students propels her forward in establishing and expanding the work of Upward Bound at Pueblo and Cholla High Schools. She full-heartedly believes in the goals of the Upward Bound Project at the UA and is excited to be a part of the journeys of the students who participate in the program. From the moment of acceptance in the program during high school to the moment students attain their baccalaureate degrees! 


Sabryna Jaimez
Upward Bound Program Coordinator

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Sabryna Jaimez is a graduate of both the University of Arizona and Cholla High School. With years of volunteer experience as a mentor and tutor and a professional background working in high schools and higher education settings, Jaimez has seen first-hand the need for additional student support in college preparation and access. In addition, her personal experience as a first-generation student has created a passion for providing knowledge and opportunities to the youth of Tucson. When Jaimez isn't working with students, she enjoys spending time writing, cooking, and baking.