Felipe Hernández

University of California - Irvine

Felipe is a first-generation Mexican-American from a hard-working immigrant community in California. He graduated with honors in political science and music performance. A Truman Scholar, Felipe founded a non-profit that has helped over 500 first-generation students attend college and become civically engaged. He managed "Bank On Orange County" for United Way to help low-income families become financially stable. During his Fulbright Fellowship in Colombia his leadership program empowered children affected by the ongoing civil war to help their community. At Bristol and Oxford, Felipe seeks to develop models to help reduce barriers to success for first- and second-generation immigrant families.