Perpetual is a Research Director at the Learning Agency Lab, where she spearheads the development of open datasets and open data science competitions for innovation in educational artificial intelligence. Previously, she was a data analyst for the Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability at the School District of Philadelphia. She also served as a research associate at the Center for American Progress. Perpetual has also served as an Emerson Fellow of National Policy for the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, housed at the Institute of Educational Leadership in Washington, DC.

Perpetual received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania.