Manager of Operations and Administration
Ambreen Hernandez is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior, as well as, Planning and Public Policy. Prior to joining MFI, Ambreen’s devotion to community advocacy work and organizational development was established in her native city of Newark in NJ. During her career in Newark, she played a key role in marketing, fundraising, events, operations, and community outreach efforts for the city’s economic and community development organization- known today as Invest Newark. Her professional development continued in operations and project management with Uncommon Schools- a nonprofit organization that is a leader in national education training and development helping to close the achievement gap for low-income communities. Most recently, she served as the Director of Operations for the Houston, Texas chapter of CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, in which she oversaw the organization’s strategic planning, media engagement, program management, legal cases, and community advocacy efforts. In all, her personal and professional experiences gave her a deep appreciation for how organizations can work to improve the quality of life of the communities they serve through innovative and intentional community-centric programming and services as well as strategic partnerships.