Amanda Hernandez ’18
Albright Fellow 2017

Amanda Hernandez
Amanda is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies.

She has a passion for the intersection between science and environmental justice, with a specific focus on environmental health.  In the summer of 2016, Amanda conducted research on microbial respiration in response to climate change in the Northeast U.S. On campus, she is active in her dorm community, works as a Public Speaking Tutor for the campus tutoring center, and conducts research on the intersections between women’s health and the environment. In the fall of 2016, she spent a semester sailing aboard a scientific research vessel in the Mediterranean studying the evolution and experience of disease in port cities. Upon graduation from Wellesley, Amanda hopes to continue studying the global implications of decision making on the environment and the people with those environments.