Jennifer Hernandez

Take A Breath Fellow, 2023


Jennifer is a Lead Organizer at Make the Road with several years of experience organizing in immigrant and faith communities. Jennifer leads the organization’s Housing campaigns, organizing tenants across New York City and the Westchester county area.

Before Make the Road, she was an organizer at Centro Presente, an immigrant rights group in Boston, where she led successful campaigns to protect immigrants. She is an expert at developing leadership of grassroots community members and mobilizing faith communities. She has a Masters of Divinity in Liberation Theology from Harvard University. Her organizing work is informed by her experience as a daughter of undocumented parents growing up in the vibrant immigrant community of Washington Heights.