Alejandra Hernandez

Assistant Director

B.A. International Relations
University of California, Davis

M.Ed Student Affairs
University of California, Los Angeles

Territory:

California – City of San Jose
Nebraska
Nevada

I grew up in a little gem of a town in southern California called Oak View. At 18, I moved to northern California to pursue a degree in International Relations at UC Davis. After graduating, I worked at the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento. I helped coordinate the Consulate’s annual bilingual college fair, which sparked my interest in demystifying the college admissions process for both students and parents. After seven years away, I came back to southern California to earn my Masters in Education. I am excited to be a member of the USC admission team because I want to empower, support, and advocate for students as they pursue their dreams.

Why USC?
USC offers a plethora of research, internship, and educational opportunities locally and abroad. The interdisciplinary education you receive as a Trojan allows you to explore new areas of interest and take ownership of your college experience. USC’s collaborative, fun, and diverse environment ensures that your time here will be both enriching and eye-opening.

Admission Advice: 
Maintain your authentic voice in your essays and short answers. Remember, admission counselors are available and happy to help answer your questions.

Movie: Mr. Deeds
Fictional Character: Ted Mosby from “How I Met Your Mother
Book: Anything by Mario Benedetti pulls at my heartstrings
Music: Michael Bublé and Ana Gabriel
Food: Enchiladas and blueberries