Alma Hernandez was born and raised in South Tucson. She holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public health from the University of Arizona and has further Public Health training from Johns Hopkins. Alma is serving in her second term representing LD3 and is running for her third House term in the new legislative district 20. . She is a professor at the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU and serves on the Health and human services and Federal relations committees. She sits on the board of the Jewish family children’s Services of Southern Arizona. As a part of her humanitarian work as a Public Health professional, Alma traveled to developing countries where she helped provide medical and public health services through free clinics. At home in Tucson, she worked with women living with HIV/AIDS. She also led Arizonans United for Healthcare, working to defeat the repeal of the Affordable Care Act being a voice for the underserved, uninsured, and underrepresented. Alma has received several awards as a freshman legislator for her work on healthcare policy. Walk the Talk ward from Arizona Medical Association, The Realtor Party Champion from Arizona Association of Realtors, Tech Ten Legislator from the Arizona Technology Council, and Women’s Health champion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.