Alma was the youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. She is serving in her third term as a legislator.
Hernandez has a BA & MPH from the University of Arizona; an MLS, with additional studies at Johns Hopkins. She is currently pursuing a law degree. Before being elected, Representative Hernandez worked at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona & Tucson JCC. She has worked on various issues related to healthcare policy, criminal justice reform, and education.
Alma is a very active member of the Jewish community. She serves as a board member of JFCS, & the Democratic Majority for Israel, as well as the board of her synagogue. In 2021, her bill was signed into law requiring students to receive mandatory instruction on the Holocaust.
Representative Hernandez was recently named one of Forward’s 50 most influential Jews and was listed on the J100 list of the top 100 positive influencers by The Algemeiner.