Hernandez joined CLINIC in August 2017 as a Legal Assistant in the Religious Immigration Services section. 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.