Skip to Content

Kassandra Hernández

Research Analyst

Kassandra Hernández is a first-generation college student, Latina, and daughter of Mexican immigrants. She holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Labor & Workplace Studies, also from UCLA, and is an alumna of the American Economic Association Summer Program (AEASP), at the time held by Michigan State University. 

 

Her research interests include labor, income inequity, immigration, and environmental economics, all with an emphasis on social justice and community engagement. Through internships, research, volunteering, and AmeriCorps service, she has worked with students, foster youth, day laborers, agricultural workers, car wash workers, retail workers, and domestic workers, in both English and Spanish. At Luskin, she has worked on projects related to on-the-job heat exposure, fair scheduling for retail workers, and now through the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, the impact that policies have on the Latinx community. In the fall of 2021, she will pursue a Ph.D. in Economics as a Cota Robles Fellow at UC, Berkeley to eventually merge her passion for applied research, policy analysis, and teaching as a professor. 

Pattern

Reports from Kassandra Hernández

More from the Research Library
Latinas Exiting the Workforce: How the Pandemic Revealed Historic Disadvantages and Heightened Economic Hardship
Policy Report Mobility & Opportunity

Latinas Exiting the Workforce: How the Pandemic Revealed Historic Disadvantages and Heightened Economic Hardship

Learn more
A Path to Prosperity: The Macroeconomic Benefits of Four Immigrant Regularization Scenarios
Policy Report Immigrant Rights

A Path to Prosperity: The Macroeconomic Benefits of Four Immigrant Regularization Scenarios

Learn more
Disparities in the Distribution of Paycheck Protection Program Funds in California’s Congressional Districts
Policy Report Mobility & Opportunity

Disparities in the Distribution of Paycheck Protection Program Funds in California’s Congressional Districts

Learn more
Vote Choice of Latino Voters in the 2020 Presidential Election
Policy Report Democracy & Voting Rights

Vote Choice of Latino Voters in the 2020 Presidential Election

Learn more
Disparities in the Distribution of Paycheck Protection Program Funds Between Majority-White Neighborhoods and Neighborhoods of Color in California
Policy Report Mobility & Opportunity

Disparities in the Distribution of Paycheck Protection Program Funds Between Majority-White Neighborhoods and Neighborhoods of Color in California

Learn more
Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

There is No American Agenda
Without a Latino Agenda