Esmeralda Perez is the help desk administrator with SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research). She joined the Simons Foundation in April 2021 and is responsible for responding to and resolving inquiries to the SPARK help desk from prospective and existing SPARK participants, as well as coordinators from clinical sites funded by the SPARK study. Prior to joining, she worked for the Center for Frontline Retail (CFR) and oversaw the Health Care Access Program’s development and evaluation while coordinating all enrollment and assessment activities. Perez holds a B.A. in urban studies from Hunter College.