Deirdre Perez is a Complaint Investigator with the IPR and was born in Long Island, New York. She attended the University of Texas, where she received a Master’s in Public Affairs, as well as Florida International University, where she received a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Geography. Deirdre is bilingual in Spanish and has over seven years of experience working for a variety of state and local governments in addition to non-profit organizations. Deirdre is relatively new to the Portland area. She enjoys photography, practicing mixed martial arts, hiking with her two dogs, and playing music and video games with her husband.