Born in Tucson, Arizona, Alma Hernandez is the youngest of three children. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Care, Health, and Society, and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Arizona. There, she served as the President of CatPAC Wildcats for Israel. Hernandez received further public health training from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As part of her humanitarian work as a Public Health professional, Hernandez traveled to developing countries where she helped provide health services through free clinics. She later served as a delegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention and as the chair of the College Young Democrats of Arizona. On January 14, 2019, Hernandez became the first Jewish Latina lawmaker ever elected, serving in the Arizona House of Representatives representing District 3. She is currently the youngest legislator in Arizona at 25.
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