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Cecilia Hernandez

Cecilia came to LAJC in September 2020. Originally from Mexico, Cecilia knows first-hand what it is to lack worker protections,  and since her arrival to Eastern Shore in 2007, she has been engaged in her community. She volunteered with SPARK (Shore People Advancing Readiness for Knowledge), the objective of which was for parents to spend quality time with their children in nature walks. She volunteered in the public school system and at Eastern Shore Community College where she promoted the Spanish GED program. She was a host on Radio La Fabulosa where she reported on community events and the local schools. Cecilia also is certified as a Zumba instructor; through her classes she motivates women to be healthy and develop positive self-image. Cecilia is an active member of the Dos Santos Ministry which provides food to 150 families. Before being hired by LAJC, she volunteered for three years with the Virginia Justice Project for Farm and Immigrant Workers. She has participated in interviews with NPR, Telemundo, Al Jazeera, and the Smithsonian Institute.


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