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Meet Our Advocates: Dr. Mayra Hernandez (she/her/ella)

Where do you call home?
Riverside, CA.

What are your clinical or research interests?
I am interested in providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare and to help in training future Reproductive Health advocates.

What current policy issue motivates you to be an advocate?
The overturn of Roe v Wade, the subsequent abortion bans in many states in the USA. It’s appalling that whether or not a pregnancy will be forced depends on where you live or what resources you have. Everyone has a right to bodily autonomy and right to healthcare.

What local justice-centered organization do you wish we knew about?
The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice is an organization that aims to achieve social change through environmental health.

What is bringing you joy these days?
Spending time with family and my dog, Cinnamon.

Our Meet Our Advocates series showcases the talents and passion of one of our doctors and finds out, in their own words, what inspires them to be physician advocates. Mayra Hernandez, MD is a current Fellow in our Leadership Training Academy Class of 2023. Dr. Hernandez practices family medicine in California.

Read more interviews from the Meet Our Advocates series.