Carmina Perez-Fowler was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and came to the United States to attend college at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. After graduating cum laude in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, she obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law. Thereafter, she moved to Baltimore to become a judicial clerk for Herbert F. Murray, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. After her clerkship, she practiced litigation and corporate law as an associate at a large Baltimore firm, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston, LLP. In 2001, she joined the legal department at The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation as Associate Counsel for Real Estate and Business Matters. Ms. Perez-Fowler is currently the Project Executive for Business and Administrative Practices for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Facilities, Design and Construction.
From the period of 1997 to 1998, Ms. Perez-Fowler served as the Governor’s Liaison to the Hispanic Community for Governor Parris N. Glendening. In 1999, she became the President of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association. Ms. Perez-Fowler has served on numerous boards and commissions such as the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, the Community Affairs Committee for the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Centro de la Comunidad, Inc. She also holds a M.B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Perez-Fowler lives in Baltimore with her husband, J. Kirby Fowler, Jr., President of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc., and her daughter, Victoria.