MA, Secondary English Education, Brown University
Arisela Hernandez joined the ECHS team in 2013 as the College Prep Teacher. She has a Masters in Teaching Secondary English Education from Brown University.
Arisela grew up in Sacramento, California before moving to Santa Cruz to attend U.C. Santa Cruz as a first-generation college student. There, she was affiliated with social justice-driven Oakes College, which sparked her involvement in campus organizations like Residents Life, Intramural Basketball, Queer Fashion Show, Open Source Hip Hop Club, and Learning Support Services. Through her diverse coursework, she began thinking deeply about the role that schools and young people can play in the struggle for justice.
Arisela is excited to join the ECHS family and is intrigued by the school’s commitment to prepare students to be quality stewards for their communities and the world.