In her role as Executive Assistant, Nicole Hernandez provides administrative knowledge, operational support, and project management to the Advocacy team.
Prior to joining the Advocacy team, Nicole served as grants liaison for the Foundation Relations office at the Florida International University (FIU) Foundation, where she administered all stages of the grant management cycle and streamlined the University’s portfolios for Private and Family Foundations. Nicole secured funding for academic research, student scholarships and housing, and workforce development for the local community, contributing to FIU’s overall Campaign goal of $750 million. Her passion for community engagement also boosted the inauguration of the FIU Foundation’s Office of Inclusive Philanthropy and its DEI initiatives.
Nicole is a Miami native and a first generation college graduate from Florida International University, where she earned her double major in psychology and interdisciplinary studies.
In her spare time, Nicole likes baking, reading, kayaking, and exploring Washington, D.C.