Alumnae Advisor for the Day: Brenda Hernandez '04

Join MHC Alumna Brenda Hernandez at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences.

Brenda Hernandez '04

Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Boston University School of Law

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. In her current role, she serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Boston University School of Law.

When she is not promoting racial inclusion in higher education, Hernandez 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 harassment 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.

Hernandez enjoys reading, live music, and yoga. If you ever want to engage her in conversation just bring up Buffy the Vampire Slayer.