School Board Trustee / Medical Student
Antonio Hernandez grew up in Antioch where he attended Marsh Elementary School, Antioch Middle School, and graduated from Dozier-Libbey Medical High School. His parents immigrated to the U.S from Mexico looking for opportunity and settled in Antioch. For over 15 years, his dad worked as a dishwasher at “Red Lobster” and his mom as a fry cook at “Jack in the Box.” They worked hard so their children could pursue higher education.
From an early age, Antonio has demonstrated a passion for the community and was named the Youth of the Year for the City of Antioch. After earning a degree in Economics from Stanford University, Antonio began his career at UCSF as a clinical researcher and quality improvement analyst at the San Francisco General Hospital department of pediatrics.
Antonio has an extensive background in leadership development, having served as the National President of HOSA – Future Health Professionals a student-led organization with over 250,000 members and 2.4 million alumni. After his term as National President, he went on to work as a leadership teacher for TEAMTRI, an organization that works with middle and high school student-led organizations. He has spoken to thousands of students across the country about topics like public speaking, running successful organizations, and effective tools for teambuilding.
Now, as a medical student at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Antonio knows that getting a good education means addressing all of the challenges that students face, including access to housing, food, and healthcare.
In his free time Antonio enjoys collecting signed books, playing tennis, watching movies, and comic books.
Antioch can provide an education that meets the highest standards—we only need to make sure every student gets the same opportunity.
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School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Candidate — Area of Scholarly Concentration, Medical Education
BA in Economics