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Rosa Hernandez - Transnational Workers' Rights

Rosa Hernandez graduated in Spring 2015. She double majored in ISF and Rhetoric. Rosas passion for worker justice led to her thesis on transnational workers rights movements across the NAFTA countries and Brazil. During her time at Cal she was a labor organizer with the Service Employees International Union and worked on the leadership development team at the UC Berkeley Center for Research on Labor and Employment. (IRLE)
She received the Cal Alumni Association Achievement Award and was a Public Policy and International Affairs Law Fellow at the Goldman School of Public Policy. This summer she was admitted into Cornells Strategic Corporate Research Program and will continue to study the impact of globalization on global workers rights and gain valuable training in fighting corporate power.
Rosas thesis research led to job as a researcher for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Relations (AFL-CIO)s Immigrant Organizing Project. Rosa plans to pursue joint degrees in Law and Public Policy. She was recently awarded the Munger Tolles and Olson Law Fellowship and will be applying to law school this December.
As the daughter of farm and garment workers, Rosa is proud to be using her Berkeley education to continue fighting for undocumented immigrant workers.

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