Staff - Office of International Programs
Claudia Hernandez, Program Officer for Latin America and Financial Manager
Ms. Hernandez came to OIP after having obtained her second bachelor's degree, this one in International Relations with a concentration in Latin America, from SUNY New Paltz. She began her time at New Paltz by studying English as a Second Language and went on, not only to earn her degree, but also to earn a spot on the Dean's List as well as membership in Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. She also worked in the campus' Office of International Programs.
Claudia Hernandez came to the United States from her native Colombia in August 2002 after having enjoyed a successful career there as a lawyer. In addition to completing her studies at law school, she studied Finance at the graduate level. Combining these areas of expertise, she worked for more than eight years in Colombia, first in the legal department of the country's largest national bank, and then as a project manager in charge of trusts for an international bank and trust.