Rachel Hernandez is a lifelong Stanislaus County resident and has committed her career and passion to the community. She is a communications professional in the nonprofit field and earned her Bachelors's and Master's degrees at Stanislaus State.
For over 10 years, she has volunteered with various groups and organizations to build equity around underserved communities. Currently, she is serving on the board of directors for Boys and Girls Club, an advisory board for the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and on various Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander advocacy groups.
During her first few months on the city council, she led Love Riverbank which successfully brought more than $170,000 to downtown small businesses. She hopes to continue advocacy around building the city’s economy for small businesses and Latino communities. Her priorities are 1) building more communication with Latino and young residents, 2) advocating for affordable and increased housing, and 3) creating stronger relationships within and around the city of Riverbank.
She is always ready to get to work, but practices self-care by exercising and playing with her two rescue dogs!