The Georgia Latino Law Foundation (“GLLF”) has announced that it will recognize attorney Tina Fernandez with the 2019 GLLF Trailblazer Award. Tina Fernandez was selected because of her commitment to the Foundation’s mission to intentionally and substantively support Latino students. In addition to her work with underserved populations as Executive Director of Achieve Atlanta, Ms. Fernandez has been an ongoing supporter of the GLLF’s programs. She has served as a mentor in the GLLF Leadership Academy and has been an active participant in GLLF events and programs. Her contributions will be recognized at the GLLF Fellowship Luncheon on April 12, 2019, at the Atlanta offices of King and Spalding.
About Tina Fernandez
Tina Fernandez is the Executive Director of Achieve Atlanta, a non-profit organization geared towards ensuring access to post-secondary and college education to all Atlanta Public School students. Ms. Fernandez has dedicated most of her professional career to organizations focused on advancing educational access to all. Prior to her current role at Achieve Atlanta, Ms. Fernandez was a partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit providing strategic, talent, and policy consulting to education organizations. Ms. Fernandez also served as a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas School of Law where she was twice named Clinical Professor of the Year. Ms. Fernandez currently serves on Teach for America’s Atlanta regional board and Latinos for Education’s national board of directors. Ms. Fernandez is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where she was President of the Latino Law Students Association. To learn more about Tina Fernandez and Achieve Atlanta, please visit www.achieveatlanta.org.
About the GLLF
The Georgia Latino Law Foundation was created in 2015 to intentionally and substantively support Latinx pre-law and law students in Georgia with a mission to increase diversity in the legal profession by supporting the Latinx legal community pipeline. In addition, GLLF seeks to increase the Latino community’s access to the legal system by educating and empowering Latinos to join the legal profession. Now entering its fourth year, the GLLF has provided mentoring opportunities to over a hundred law students and awarded well over $50,000 in fellowships to Latinx law students who have worked at Georgia non-profits for the summer. To learn more about the GLLF, please visit us at www.galatinolawfoundation.org.