Rosalinda Hernandez

I am an Oakland native and graduated from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2003. While at Cal Poly, I was a member of Sigma Omega Nu and was the resident advisor for the multicultural tower of Yosemite Hall during the 2000-2001 school year. My passion for education and Oakland inspired me to focus my senior project on the state takeover of the Oakland Unified School District in 2003. After graduation, I returned to Oakland and was an AmeriCorps member in Oakland from 2004-2005, working on community building in Sobrante Park.

Stories by Rosalinda

Change is…

During times of change, especially unwarranted change, I turn to certain quotes to remind me that change can be good. Oakland is undergoing a transformation[Read more]

The Power of Sharing Stories

“The tears are for those stories that need to be told.” – Albertina Zarazúa Padilla, Curator for MiHistoria Earlier this month, the César E. Chávez Branch of[Read more]

Tears at the bus stop

I am at the bus stop around the corner from my house waiting for the bus. Cars are buzzing by left and right. Music blares[Read more]