This month's Millennial of the Month is Reina Hernandez. She's among the proudest El Pasoans we know and her visionary power is helping us create a strong affinity group that's poised to help more young professionals feel connected to their city and their peers. Read on to get her perspective on community engagement and check out her perfect day in El Paso.
1. Tell us about yourself
Hello! My name is Reina Hernandez, and I’m a born and raised El Pasoan. I graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s in Science, and I currently work at ADP. My passion to work and progress as an individual comes from helping people. One of my joys is running with my Labrador Jet, and Basset Hound, Valentine. I love traveling with family, and friends. One of my goals for this year is to start a travel blog.
2. What made you want to join RISE?
My position at ADP entails putting out fires (big or small) for small business owners. With that comes the reward of having an impact on their business, their employees, and essentially their community. Joining an organization that has a productive and beneficial impact on the El Paso community was a goal of mine, so joining RISE was a no brainer.
3. What is your favorite thing about the El Paso community?
The people! Some say, “There’s no place like home." I say “There’s no place like El Paso."
4. What would you say to someone thinking about joining RISE?
I'd say that they will not regret it. RISE is focused on bringing millennials together to promote positive change, networking, and giving back to the community that they reside in. Millennials have the power to promote change for the future El Paso that they want to live in, and the best way to do that is through community engagement.
5. Describe your ideal day in El Paso. What stops are a must?
Breakfast at L&J’s, Delicia’s Café, or 150 Sunset
Visit the Wyler Aerial Tramway
Savage Goods for coffee, and donuts to-go
Head to UTEP’s Centennial Plaza to enjoy your coffees surrounded by the Bhutanese Architectural style buildings, and visit The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit
Lunch at The Little Shack or at Burritos Crisostomo
Catch a movie at The Alamo Drafthouse or a baseball game at The Chihuahuas Stadium.
If weather permits, try an afternoon hike at The Franklin Mountains State. If it’s too hot, stay on Transmountain to catch a beautiful El Paso Sunset
Dinner at Tabla
Drinks at Blackbird Cantina, and end your night at International overlooking San Jacinto Plaza