Jennifer Hernandez


Academic Advisement Center

524 West 59th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
Suite L.73


M/TH 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
T/W 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM*
F 9 AM - 1:00 PM
*Late night hours are only offered during Fall & Spring Semester

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nullJennifer Hernandez 

I guess you can say I was born a philanthropist. From an early age I have always had a strong desire to help others. I may not have always been successful in my plight to reduce social disparities. But one thing is certain: I have never given up on that dream. I, like many of you, believe I can change the world. Through persistence, education and a strong support system I founded of the Camelia Institute (CI). The Camelia Institute collects non-intrusive medical equipment from individuals/organizations, and ships to impoverished countries worldwide. We have successfully donated equipment to a nursing home in the Dominican Republic, and will be expanding to Bangladesh in the 2012 summer.

As you read this, you are probably wondering why I am here? Well, the answer is STUDENTS. So many students enter college unaware of their next step. They may be unfocused, or due to their family dynamics unaware of how to succeed in institutions of higher education. For this reason, I am here to help. I want you to have an enjoyable experience at John Jay, and most importantly, I want you to be AWARE of the various opportunities at the college.

Working for the CUNY Justice Academy as a Program Coordinator and Advisor enables me to help students both in the Community College and during their time at John Jay. This gives me ample time to help students with pertinent information to ensure a seamless transition into John Jay.

I graduated from Stony Brook University with a double major in Health Science and Departmental Honors in Sociology. To add more diversity to my education, I minored in Women’s Studies. While obtaining my B.S. I worked as a Resident Assistant for Campus Residences as well as a Coordinator for Intramural Sports. Both jobs enabled me to work directly with students, allowing me to encourage student success.

After graduating from Stony Brook I enrolled in Baruch College for the Master’s in Public Administration program. While obtaining my MPA, I was a Graduate Assistant for the Center on Equality Pluralism and Policy. Working closely with faculty and staff, I became more involved in student affairs, eventually working on the Executive Committee for the School of Public Affairs.

As of Fall 2012 I will be starting an Executive Ed.D program in Fordham University. (Wish me luck!)

I look forward in meeting you! Don't forget: If I can do it, you can do it better!

Jennifer Hernandez, MPA
CUNY Justice Academy
Program Coordinator & Advisor
Work Days: Monday- Thursday