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Rosario Hernandez

Education Policy Associate

Rosario is the Education Policy Associate at the Latino Policy Forum. Rosario contributes to the coordination and implementation of the Forum’s education advocacy and policy efforts. More specifically, advancing quality educational opportunities, programming, and access for Latino children and English Learners from birth-3rd grade.

Before working at the Forum, she worked in non-profit organizations and the public-school system with a focus on expanding mental health services within an educational setting. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health at the University of Michigan. During her time at Michigan, she focused on restoring, maintaining, and promoting social functioning on an individual, familial, and group level. More specifically, focusing on the transactional relationship between persons and their social environment on a micro and macro level.

Rosario’s objective is to use her personal and professional experiences to improve the academic outcomes and educational achievement/success for Latino families in Illinois.