Anastasia Elvira Hernandez serves as the Program Associate for the MANO Project with the Hispanic Access Foundation. She comes to HAF with a professional background in national recruitment and staffing with staffing solutions that are focused on bringing great people and great organizations together. As a leader in talent acquisition, she has served various major industries and markets, and has placed diverse talent in hundreds of roles and positions. She is passionate about connecting, building, and developing Latino professionals through mentorship and access to network and employment opportunities through HAF’s MANO Project. She earned her Master of Business Administration with a focus in global commerce that incorporates traditional frameworks from accounting, economics, and social sciences from Virginia Wesleyan University and her Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Wesleyan University. While pursuing her education, Anastasia was a developing founder and member of the Hispanic Student Alliance at her University. HSA aims to bring awareness about the Hispanic culture, history, and language to the University through different cultural, educational, social, and political activities and events. Some of the activities that HSA sponsors include Spanish tutoring, Hispanic film and poetry events, Cinco de Mayo celebration, and Hispanic Heritage Month. Anastasia is Puerto Rican and Italian and resides in Virginia Beach, VA.