Xiomara M. Hernandez was born in El Salvador, Central America. She moved to the United States when she was 12 years old, and learned English shortly after. She currently works as a finance associate for the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Previously she has worked as an administrative assistant in the Stanford’s School of Medicine Pathology Department, and was an account manager at the Stanford Blood Center. Xiomara attended Cañada College and received an A.S. in Accounting and Business Administration. After graduating from Cañada College, she attended Palo Alto University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Psychology. She is currently a graduate student at San Francisco State, and will graduate with an Executive MBA, class of 2019.
What do you love about Cañada College’s campus?
Cañada College has a beautiful view, you feel like you are sitting on top of the world. The staff was always helpful, and teachers were always so pleasant.
What made you decide on Cañada College?
I decided to attend Cañada College because they offered a great accounting program, and certificates in various fields.
What did you love most about the Accounting and Business Departments at Cañada College?
What I loved the most was my favorite teacher in the whole world, Professor Leonor Cabrera. She taught me so much and had so much patience. The classes were a lot of work and even though I failed managerial accounting a few times, I was determined to pass it, and I did.
What is next in your career?
My next career is to continue to grow and go into management at Stanford University!
What advice would you give to current students at Cañada College?
The advice would be to invest in yourself! Education is so important and there are so many opportunities. Accounting is a great field and there is always jobs in the Bay Area. Students should take advantage of the Learning Center when they need help. I would also say, keep going and never give up, it will all be worth it at the end!