Claudia Perez was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has lived in Miami the majority of her life. She earned her undergraduate degree at Florida International University where she received a bachelors in Psychology and in Criminal Justice. She received her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California graduating in the top 30% of her class. During Law School, Claudia worked at the Nonprofit Small Business Clinic assisting clients by forming business entities, drafting and negotiating contracts, and guiding clients through the regulatory process. While in San Diego she also worked as an Assistant to a Mediator.Claudia enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her three puppies.