Tatiana Hernandez serves as senior program officer with The Kresge Foundation’s Arts & Culture Program. She helps advance the program’s goal of Creative Placemaking – integrating arts, culture and community-engaged design into community development and planning. Her responsibilities include reviewing grant requests, making recommendations for funding and managing a portfolio of grants.
She joined the foundation in 2018. Previously she served as arts director at Hemera Foundation and as a program officer for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where she managed the foundation’s national arts program, including the Knight Arts Challenge. Prior to her work in philanthropy, she led college access programs for youth in South Los Angeles. She has also worked with people with intellectual disabilities and on issues of climate change.
A longtime resident of Miami, Florida, Tatiana earned a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
She also serves on the board of Grantmakers in the Arts and is a 2014 Marshall Memorial Fellow, a program of the German Marshall Fund.