Luz Hernandez is the Senior Site Coordinator/Lab Technician at the Channel Islands Distribution Center. As the ABE LA liaison, she serves as the primary contact for teachers and is responsible for daily lab operations. She joined ABE in August 2021 as a site coordinator and lab technician.
Prior to joining the ABE LA team, Hernandez worked as a biology lab technician at Caltech and developed S.T.E.A.M education programs with an emphasis on biology in museum and zoo settings.
Hernandez received her Bachelor of Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she majored in Environmental Biology with a zoology minor. Hernandez is a member of the Ecological Society of America, an organization of science professionals dedicated to advancing public awareness of the importance of ecological sciences.
Her favorite books include The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, and In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall. Her hobbies include journaling, reading, hiking, and rock climbing.
“The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson