Vanessa Hernandez's picture


  • ( February-2023 )
  • alhambra,, California, USA

About (Summary)

Hello, my name is Vanessa Hernandez, I am 35 years old mother and student who lives in Los Angeles, California. I am currently a grad student at Walden University. My major is in Social Work with a concentration in Healthcare and my expected graduation date is on February 2023. I have a bachelors degree in Sociology with a minor in Gerontology from Cals State Univ Los Angeles. I also obtained my AA in Administration of Justice from JC. I am currently doing my first field placement work in Skid Row in Los Angeles assisting one of our most vulnerable populations, the homeless.


Walden University
Master of Social Work
2020 to 2023

Your Major

masters of social work

Language Proficiency

English (US)

Honors and Awards

Schwartz Rounds Speaker
In 2018 I had the honor to speak at the Schwartz Rounds at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in which I had the opportunity to share a personal story about family and adoption to create a culture of empathy and respect in the workplace.
Social Work of the Month Recognition
In March 2018 I was awarded for the second time at the agency of Kedren Community Mental Health the recognition of Social Work of the month for my hard work and contributions to the community of South Central.
Nominee for Agency’s Values Worker
In 2015 at Prototypes I was nominated as a worker who exemplifies the core values of the agency, hard work and respect.

Grad School Interests

Intended Job Path

I plan to get my Master of Social Work and return to work in the healthcare setting transitioned as a Medical Social Worker. I also want to get licensed, become an LCSW, and establish my own non-profit in the heart of the city I grew up in, East Los Angeles. My goal is to empower my community by bringing awareness and healing to individuals highly affected by trauma, violence, immigration status, and lack of resources to grow and develop like the rest in our society. I want my non-profit to offer adequate community based programs that are nonexistent in that community.

Job Experience

Social Services Caseworker
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
July, 2018 to May, 2021
Behavioral Case Manager
Kedren Community Mental Health
June, 2016 to July, 2018
Community Resource Advisor
211 LA County
January, 2016 to June, 2016
Domestic Violence Case Manager
June, 2014 to December, 2015


Hospitality/ Greeter
Seeds of Life Church
November, 2018 to May, 2021


I love to read, go hiking, and spend time with family and friends.


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