Alma Hernández has over 20 years’ experience working in rural, largely immigrant, communities developing leadership through cooperative efforts and by placing community members at the forefront of decision-making processes. She currently serves as a District Representative for County Supervisor, Joan Hartmann, where she has worked for the past three years building leadership opportunities for underserved populations. “Local government doesn’t necessarily reflect our population, especially in the North County,” explained Alma. “We need to create pathways that enable our Latinx community to make connections, access resources and gain confidence in their skills.” Alma is dedicated to increasing diversity in leadership and ensuring that all voices are respected and heard. She will bring this expertise and passion to Leading From Within.