Laura Hernandez is the Senior Associate for SiX’s Reproductive Rights team. Before joining SiX, Laura was the Director of Policy for Planned Parenthood in Florida where she led the organization’s legislative priorities in the state. During her time there, Laura was the lead lobbyist in defeating over 5 anti-abortion bills and co-led Florida’s Reproductive Freedom coalition. Prior to doing policy work, Laura organized in her community during the 2016 Presidential elections and led canvassing events on Zika prevention education, Andrew Gillum for Governor, and Amendment 4 which restored the right to vote for 1.4 million returning citizens in Florida. Her passion for reproductive rights and justice is driven by her community organizing background and her lived experiences as a Latina, immigrant and first-generation college graduate. In 2017, Laura was recognized as a “Miami Girl” leader among 30 women who are shaping the future of Miami-Dade.
Laura obtained her two bachelors in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies along with certificates in Public Policy and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University.