Seema Singh Perez is on the Knoxville City Council representing the 3rd District. She was born in Varanasi, India and became a naturalized American Citizen at age 13. Knoxville has been her home off and on for 40 years. She has been an advocate in this community for over 20 yrs, working in the field of medical social work helping with access to healthcare for women, people with HIV/Aids and the homeless population, taking a break from this intense work to teach ballet, sign language and Yoga to children. She currently runs a jail alternative program for domestic violence offenders.