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Alejandra Hernandez

Associate Program Officer


Alejandra Hernandez (she/her/hers) is an associate program officer for The Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program. Alejandra supports the program’s strategy to help cities combat and adapt to climate change, while advancing racial and economic equity. She also supports the foundation’s Climate Change, Health & Equity (CCHE) initiative to mobilize equitable climate action in communities with low-income across the country. She joined the foundation in 2021.

Previously, Alejandra served as a conservation policy associate with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, where she supported policies and programming for a more sustainable and resilient food and agriculture system. She has also held several positions with the John Bartkowski Department of Environmental Health at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Alejandra holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dallas and a master’s degree from the Yale School of the Environment.

She serves as a board member for the Wisconsin chapter of the New Leaders Council and for Acquazul, a nonprofit that creates multilingual broadcast and digital media on social and environmental issues.