Esther Hernandez (she/they) manages CSPI's external relationships with partners in the Northeast U.S. Their work prioritizes community organizing, multi-cultural education and outreach, and youth empowerment.

Prior experience

Prior to joining CSPI, Esther worked as an educator lending her skills to early childhood care, curriculum design, and cross-cultural programming.

Esther earned a B.A. in Psychology and Educational Studies from Denison University, where she focused her studies on development across the lifespan. As an undergraduate student, Esther founded the First-Generation Network to improve college transition resources for under-represented students, with a focus on access to nutrition, health, and financial resources.

Joined CSPI

Esther joined CSPI in January 2022.

What is the most inspiring part of your job?

"I'm routinely inspired by the breath of CSPI's work internally and with partnering organizations. It's uniquely fulfilling realizing the extent of collaboration across the country, at a variety of levels, and how my work as an individual can contribute to community-level involvement and change."