Liane Hernandez

Community Outreach and Education Director, Women's Leadership and Wellness Center, YWCA

E. Liane Hernandez is a third-generation Arizonan.  She is a convener and works to create space for individuals and organizations to do the work of inclusive community building.  Trained as an art historian, chef, and cultural anthropologist she is a student of the questions of what is community, who gets to participate and how.  A member of the Tucson nonprofit arts community for many years, she has served as staff as well as on boards, committees, grant review panels, and was a founder of Raices Taller 222.  She currently sits on the Bond Oversight Commission and is a member of the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival as the City of Gastronomy Culture Kitchen Coordinator.  Formerly, Liane was a member of the Tucson Voices Op-Ed Project 2016, and the Latino Graduate Training Seminar on Qualitative Methodology at the Smithsonian Institute.  She was recognized as the Adelita Del Año by Las Adelitas PAC in 2015. She lives in her beloved city of Tucson, Arizona with her partner, Peter, their two dogs.