Cynthia Hernandez is Tucson, Arizona native and a Spring 2016 graduate from the University of Arizona, where she studied Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology. There, Cynthia interned for the U of A’s sustainability program, Students for Sustainability, to create a program to collaborate with the cultural centers of the University of Arizona to provide sustainability education and resources. She is currently interning with the Bureau of Land Management in Carlsbad, New Mexico as a Rangeland Management Specialist. After the completion of the internship, Cynthia hopes to continue working for the BLM to contribute to the mission to serve the American public and protect our resources. Cynthia is passionate about long-term solutions to environmental issues and hopes to be a part of the efforts of the BLM to combat these issues and to promote positive community engagement.

Cynthia also enjoys dancing and teaching ballet folklorico, Mexico’s traditional dance. She is passionate about dance because it gives her a way to connect with her heritage and continue on the old traditions of the many regions of Mexico.