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Ashley Hernandez, MSc

Communications and Outreach Specialist

Ashley Hernandez is the Communications and Outreach Specialist for Build Healthy Places Network. She has extensive experience in non-profit work both nationally and globallyMost recently, she worked as Program Associate for International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), an organization focused on transforming the relationship between the funding world and Indigenous Peoples to one of mutual understanding and benefit.

Before her work with IFIP, she managed the start-up of the Texas affiliate of the Restaurant Opportunity Centers United and assisted with research and policy work for several campaigns around increasing the minimum wage. As a program coordinator for the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, she worked on the revitalization of low-income areas through the development of worker-owned cooperatives. Her international work includes partnering with NGOs Practical Action and Kisumu Informal Settlement Network on the development of an advocacy strategy, which focused on the impact of city planning decisions on the livelihoods of informal market traders.  

Ashley graduated from the University College London with a master’s degree in Social Development Practice.