Saanii Hernandez, vice president of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, first joined the Women’s Foundation as senior program officer in 2012 and served as a trustee from 2007 to 2012. Prior to the Women’s Foundation, Saanii was part of staff leadership at Hispanics in Philanthropy, where she managed the Midwest and Southwest regions, facilitating local grantmaking and providing technical assistance to grantees in Minnesota, Chicago, Colorado, and New Mexico. She co-managed Firefly Community Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in nonprofit program and organizational development. As an associate community liaison at the Northwest Area Foundation, she focused on research and community assessment working on projects with tribal communities and Latinos in rural regions. Saanii earned a B.A. in American Studies with an Ethnic Studies focus and a concentration in Women’s Studies, from Carleton College, in Northfield, Minn.

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