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Noemi Hernandez is originally from the small town of Fort Lupton, Colorado. After graduating from Colorado State University in 2012 with degrees in Social Work, Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies, Noemi moved to North Philadelphia to work as an Educational Adviser under the federally funded TRiO grant. In this role, Noemi worked with low income and first generation scholars in grades 6-12 towards goals of educational access and college enrollment. This work ultimately led her to continue her passion for social justice education and leadership development on a college campus. As an Associate Director at Civic House, Noemi oversees all aspects of the Civic Scholars program.

Noemi is a proud member of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Incorporated, and founding member of the Red Whistle Brigade, an organization that works to educate members of the Colorado State community on issues of gendered violence. She has been recognized as a presenter and facilitator for workshops on diverse issues such as Social Justice 101, Femicides in Juarez, Healing through Art, and continues to support volunteers working with No Mas Muertes/No More Deaths to provide humanitarian aid in the Sonoran desert.