Jackie Perez is a nuclear engineer turned screenwriter originally from San Antonio, TX. Her forte is writing horror and historical dramas rooted in STEM-centric worlds. After an engineering degree from MIT and running reactors as a Naval Officer, she left military life and got her start in Hollywood from the bottom up as an assistant at CAA and Perfect Storm Entertainment. Her horror feature U-666 won Best Screenplay at Screamfest in 2017 which earned her an Associate Caucus membership in the WGA, and she graduated with an MFA in TV and Screenwriting from Stephens College that same year. She loves to direct and is trying to get her first feature film off the ground. In 2020, Jackie was selected for the Hola Mexico Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Alumni program and in 2021 was a fellow in Creative Lab Hawaii’s Microbudget Film program and chosen for a Coverfly Development Mentorship. Most recently, Jackie wrote an episode of the QCode Media horror anthology Bad Vibes and is working on her first book, a biography of astronaut Sally Ride for ABC-Clio publishing. Her latest script Laika tells the tragic tale of a Soviet space dog. Jackie has lived in the Middle East and has traveled to thirty two countries and counting. She’s looking forward to the next adventure, whatever that might be.