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Staff Profile: Nicole Hernandez


Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 3:00 PM

Please join us in welcoming Nicole Hernandez to our Burlington Learning Center! Our staff Q&A series highlights some of the fine folks who bring VAL’s mission to life. Read on to learn more about Nicole:

Name: Nicole Hernandez

Role at VAL: Front Desk Assistant

Where were you born? Riverside, CA

What is your educational background? BA in Spanish with a French Minor, Teacher Certification since 1998; Vermont Master Naturalist 2023

Interesting past job? Working as a Seasonal Forestry Assistant at Shelburne Farms (April through June 2023)

What is a unique hobby or interest you have? Hugging trees!

Last book you read? Wanderlust by Elle Everhart and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (I usually read more than one book at a time!)

How do you enjoy spending your free time? Walking among the trees, splashing in puddles, reading, studying new languages, cross-stitching, learning to knit, trying to learn the cello, and spending time with my children.

How long have you worked for VAL? I just started this month! October 2023.

Finish this sentence – I enjoy working for VAL because…it allows me to help others along their continuing journey of learning throughout life.

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