Amaris Hernandez is an Information Systems professional, working out of the Delaware Valley for over 13 years. Amaris is a Philadelphia native, and participated in the Pennsylvania Ballet for ten years in productions throughout the city. She attended Central High School, and then earned a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems and Technology from Drexel University.
Amaris started her professional career as a Data Manager with the School District of Philadelphia. At the District, Amaris worked with a family literacy program where she oversaw the client management system for state funding and facilitated technology courses to parents in the community. After serving eight years with the District, Amaris began consulting for Bank of America as a Systems Administrator. At Bank of America, Amaris managed the production and job tracking system for an internal advertising agency.
For the last nine years, Amaris has been an active participant of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, a national organization that serves the community through workshops, mentoring, scholarships and leadership development. Through NACOPRW Amaris has been able to work with the local Latino
community and partner with great organizations throughout the city. One of her goals is to raise awareness for women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fields. Amaris is currently the President of the Philadelphia chapter.
In January 2013, Amaris joined Philadelphia Energy Solutions as a Senior Systems Analyst, responsible for Security and Contractor Management systems.
In August 2015, Amaris was sworn into the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, where she currently sits as the Commission Vice-Chair. Through the commission, Amaris is able to bring the issues of the local Latino community and recommendations for policy to the attention of the Governor. Amaris continues to advocate for young women to enter STEAM fields. In 2010, she was nominated by Impacto Newspaper as one of the “40 Most Influential Leaders in the Delaware Valley”.