Hernandez joined CLINIC in August 2017 as a Legal Assistant in the Religious Immigration Services section. Hernandez moved to the Defending Vulnerable Populations Program in 2019. Prior to joining CLINIC, she worked in three immigration law firms in Florida, focusing on criminal defense, deportation defense, and family-based immigrant visa applications.
The daughter of migrant farmworkers from Homestead, Florida, Hernandez graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in political science. During her time at the University of Florida, she was included in the Hispanic-Latino Hall of Fame and was a Guardian ad Litem volunteer.
She continues to serve her community through her involvement with Lucha Latina, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing scholarships and mentorship to Latina students. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish.