Carmen Hernandez is a Qualitative/Project Management Graduate Research Assistant with the Human Exploitation and Resilience Initiative at NYU Marron and is a graduate student in the NYU Political Science Department. Her main research interest is human trafficking prevention. She is a research fellow from the Science and Technology Research Center at Puebla, Mexico, where she does research about human trafficking prevention in indigenous communities. She holds a master's degree in Global Studies from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla. She is from Veracruz, Mexico.