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 editor of MANO. He's also the host of Latinish and Hits from the Brain. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's a former deputy editor of Latino Rebels, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Hector studied history (for some reason) at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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