Fashion Merchandising Management ’11, Fashion Design ’04

Michelle Hernández is a compost educator/coordinator for New York City’s Zero Waste Programs at GrowNYC, a nonprofit sustainability resource that runs New York City’s Greenmarkets. She staffs compost collection at the Bowling Green, Brooklyn Borough Hall, and Carroll Gardens markets, teaching residents about composting and textile recycling. She also works at a GrowNYC Fresh Food Box site in the Bronx, selling $20 to $30 worth of local, seasonal produce for $12, and she educates children and teachers about farming at Governors Island Teaching Garden.

Featured Photo: Hernández at the Bowling Green greenmarket in the Financial District.