Emy Hernandez

A catalyst for social justice change and economic growth in our community.

Emy is Houston native and grew up in East End Houston. She is the daughter of immigrant parents, the first in her family to graduate from middle school, high school, and college. Emy attended Texas A&M University, where she was highly involved in conference planning, with an average of 400+ attendees and multiple multicultural and diversity-driven student organizations. Her involvement and leadership as an undergraduate student led to her publication as a key student leader in the on-campus newspaper, The Battalion. Immediately after graduation she joined Texas A&M University, to aid in recruitment of Latino prospective students.

Currently, Emy serves as a Manager at five distinct High School campuses, for the College Success Department, a new department developed without a blue-print through the guidance of HERC at Rice University. Emy specializes in project management and implementation and focuses on data-driven strategy and solutions to facilitate change management in the industry. In addition to developing a department, Emy tutors inner-city Houston students on SAT and ACT strategies in hopes of increasing viable college and financial aid options for them.
Emy has been featured in Houston’s OutSmart Magazine, “Honoring LGBTQ Hispanic Leaders”, for establishing the first Force Allies organization at one of her campuses; with the goal of helping increase awareness of the LGBT community at a predominantly first-generation, immigrant middle and high school campus.

During her free time, Emy enjoys attending local Houston festivals with her sister, friends, and one-eyed pit-magnificent mutt rescue, Bones.

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