Noted for the richness of her voice, singer-songwriter Lourdes Perez blends various Latin American vocal traditions, engaging deeply personal stories as well as global politics in her music. She has particular mastery of decima (a complex Mexican vocal style of singing and improvisation) and Puerto Rican trova. She has recorded six albums of music and is equally committed to performing in community, national, and international settings. Her immediate plans are to finish converting her mother’s stories into decimas andseis, composing music for these songs and recording them. She is also earning a master’s in educational technology from the University of Texas at Brownsville, which is allowing her to develop new techniques for Web casting and Web education.