Representative Alma Hernandez

Arizona Future Caucus, Co-Chair (D)

Alma Hernandez was born and raised on the south side of Tucson. She is the youngest legislator in Arizona at 25 and serves on the Health and Human Services and Federal Relations committees.

She holds both her Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Public Health degrees from the University of Arizona and has further public health training from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She was a delegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention and the former chair of the College Young Democrats of Arizona. She’s a proud Jewish progressive and is the first Jewish Latina lawmaker elected.

As a 14-year-old she was brutally attacked by a school resource officer and subsequently exposed to the criminal justice system rigged against people of color especially those without means. This experience showed her first hand what happens in our school to prison pipeline. Alma remains an outspoken activist who works on a variety of issues from health care, education, and criminal justice reform. Alma has held a variety of leadership roles in the community including serving on the Mental Health committee for Interfaith Community Services, the Arizona Students Association, Young Democrats of America Hispanic caucus, and the College Young Democrats of Arizona.

As a part of her humanitarian work as a public health professional Alma has traveled to developing countries including Ghana and Panama where she helped provide medical and public health services through free clinics. Alma is a proud alumnus of Alpha Chi Omega Panhellenic Sorority, Rho Lambda National Sorority Leadership Society for Women and Sigma Alpha Pi National Society for Leadership and Success. She is an active member of the Jewish Community and a dog mom to 5.

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