Academic Amiga (Aidé Hernandez)

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Aidé Hernandez is a PhD candidate in sociology and the co-founder of Academic Amigas, an account on Instagram and TikTok where she and her Latina friends share their experiences as doctoral students. Aidé was born and raised by Mexican immigrants in Chicago, and is the first college graduate in her family. Follow them on both platforms at @Academic_Amigas.

Hector is the founder and editor of MANO magazine as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's also the senior editor of Latino Rebels as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He was a columnist at RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, Good Morning America, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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