Michelle Diane Hernandez is an Associate with theGROUP.
Hernandez graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. Throughout her undergraduate years she worked in several capacities within the university’s Residential Peer Leaders Program and the Brown Students of Color Center.
She was a participant in School for International Training’s International Honors Program, “Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning and Politics” through which she traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; and Hanoi, Vietnam. During her travels she took classes, participated in field work, and completed an independent comparative research project on urban sustainability initiatives.
Hernandez previously participated in the Hispanic Association of College and Universities’ National Internship Program where she was a Summer Scholar at the National Science Foundation (NSF). During her time at the NSF she co-created, executed, and presented a research project on the funding history of the Division of Environmental Biology.
Hernandez is a part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) Summer Congressional Internship Class of 2013. She was a Legislative Intern in the D.C. office of Senator Charles Schumer where she focused on issues related to the environment and healthcare. Since her experience with the CHCI she has remained an active member of the CHCI Alumni Association.
Hernandez is a proud native of New York City and currently resides in the District of Columbia.