M.A. Sociology, Baylor University, expected in May 2019
B.A. Women's Studies, minor Sociology, The University of Texas San Antonio
Amanda Hernandez started her academic journey at the Alamo Community College in San Antonio where she discovered her love for research and writing. She transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies. While a student at UTSA Amanda was a Mellon Fellow and a McNair Scholar, a federal program designed to help first-generation and other populations traditionally under-represented in the academy enter PhD programs.
Her undergraduate honors thesis on the experiences of Christian Latinas in higher education prompted her interest in Baylor sociology. After visiting campus and meeting the faculty and graduate students, Amanda decided that Baylor was the right place to peruse her research interests of the intersection of race, gender, and religion. Moving into her second year of the program, Amanda is involved with many projects both inside and outside the department that are helping to shape her academic abilities.
Upon completing her doctoral studies at Baylor, Amanda hopes to begin a tenure-track position at an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) or an emerging HSI.
Amanda Hernandez's Full Curriculum Vitae.