Alumna Advisor for the Day: Brenda Hernandez '04 JD

Join rights advocate and MHC Alumna Brenda Hernandez '04 at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences. Submit your request for an appointment in LyonNet.

Brenda Hernandez is a native of Northampton, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in Women’s Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her JD, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law where she focused on women and children’s rights. After law school, she worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Pace University School of Law.

When she is not promoting racial inclusion in higher education, she is a feminist activist and writer. She runs her own blog and has been featured on several others. She was a 2012 writer-in-residence on She is the Co-Director of the Boston Doula Project and a founding member of the Safe Hub Collective. She has spoken on issues of reproductive justice, activism and street harassement at several universities and conferences; including the Five College Queer, Gender and Sexuality Conference and Hampshire College’s annual conference From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom.