Christina Hernandez has worked in the field of sexual assault and domestic violence for the past eight years. She is completing a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies that explores the voices of survivors of gender-based violence in the LGBTQ community. Christina volunteered and worked at the local rape crisis center for five years.
At UNLV, Christina is the Outreach & Awareness Coordinator of the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center. With her background in Outreach and Sexual Assault Prevention, the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center has established a peer advocacy and education program regarding sexual and domestic violence prevention (PAAVE) and coordinated a campus Interpersonal Violence Response Team (ASERTAV). Recently, the JNWC established a 24 hour hotline, Campus Advocacy Resources & Empowerment (CARE) Line.
As a queer Latina feminist, Christina plays an active role in her community. For the past four years she has been involved with the Nevada Coalition against Sexual Violence (NCASV) serving on the board of directors and as vice president. She has also been a member of the Attorney General’s Domestic Violence Prevention Council since 2010. She has trained service providers to become more inclusive of LGBTQIA persons since 2010.
She recently won the 2012 President’s Administrative Faculty Member of the Year Award for her outstanding service to the UNLV community.
“Evening Conversations and Connecting with Students”
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Christina Hernandez describes her experience as a NEW Leadership Faculty in Residence.
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