Tatiana Hernandez was promoted to Program Officer/Arts in 2013.
She joined Knight Foundation in May 2011 as a program associate for the arts. She manages the Knight Arts Challenge, Knight’s open contest for discovering the best arts ideas in Miami, Detroit and Philadelphia. She serves on the Emerging Leader Council of Americans for the Arts and on the board of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.
Before coming to Knight Foundation Hernandez worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. She spent five years in Los Angeles working on issues in public education, most recently, at Green Dot Public Schools. Since 2007, she has also been a supporter of Machine Project, a community space working to reinvent the concept of “community engagement” with art. She currently serves on its board of directors.
Hernandez has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit field, ranging from program management to development and earned a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs and anthropology from The George Washington University.
Find out more about Hernandez's perspective on the intersection of arts and communities in this Q&A.