Join us for the WVoP Networking Hour, where we invite strong members of the veteran community to come and speak about services that are available to all our veterans. We can all use the encouragement as well as the information that will help us understand benefits that will support our best lives.
Guest speaker: Carolina Hernandez Topic: Women Veterans and Entrepreneurship
About Our Speaker
Inspired by her childhood in Mexico, Carolina Hernandez was destined to become a designer with a purpose. After watching her Mother and Grandmothers sew and create garments, Carolina was fascinated by the process and decided to join in the family tradition, which led her to Los Angeles, California with the desire to attend fashion design school.
However, in 2005 Carolina decided to give back to the country that had given her a life-changing opportunity. Therefore, she joined the U.S. Navy and served onboard USS Pearl Harbor from 2005-2009. Upon completion of military service, she enrolled at The Art Institute of California San Diego where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design. In her masterpieces, you will see vibrant colors, various textures, unique handsewn embellishments, and the incorporation of fabric manipulation techniques that she describes as wearable art.
Considering the American dream often requires patience, hard work, dedication, and teamwork, Carolina devotes some of her time serving the community collaborating with veteran non-profit organizations during special events. She participated in The Women Veterans Leadership Program with The Mission Continues amongst women leaders nationwide where she received a personalized letter from The Duke of Sussex for her commitment to this country. Currently, she continues developing new designs as well as volunteering with Veterans Stand Together managing their social media platforms, and serving as an ambassador for Bunker Labs/We Work, assisting veteran entrepreneurs with resources.