District 3

Biography

Cassandra was first sworn-in as the City Council Representative for District 3 on June 27, 2017. She was re-elected for a second term on November 3, 2020 and is serving another four-year term that ends on January 5, 2025.

Cassandra is honored to serve on two crucial Mayor-appointed boards: the Transportation Policy Board for the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Financial Oversight and Audit Committee.

Career Experience

Cassandra has dedicated her career to public service. Cassandra is the former Deputy Director at Dynamic Workforce Solutions (DWFS) for the non-profit Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), an organization dedicated to helping El Paso job seekers and military veterans find gainful employment. Cassandra served as the Director of Policy and Programs for Education and Workforce Development at the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. She also served as support staff in City Council from February 2011 to July 2013 for Susie Byrd (District 2), and Steve Ortega (District 7). Cassandra gained this valuable experience at City Hall while simultaneously working towards completing her graduate degree and working an additional job to make ends meet.

Education

Cassandra Hernandez obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2010. Later, she obtained her Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Public Policy and Management in 2013, also from UTEP. As a graduate student, Cassandra helped re-establish the Master of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) and served as president of MPASA for approximately 2 years.

Family and Community

Cassandra was born and raised in El Paso Lower Valley. She is a graduate of Bel Air High School in 2005 and attended the Riverside Vocational program. Cassandra is the middle child of five children. Cassandra’s mother is Norma Alvarado Chavez and Step Father Ricardo Chavez.

Cassandra has two loving children Weylin Brown and Betty Brown. Cassandra is a proud homeowner in the Rosedale Neighborhood, where she also served as the President and Vice President of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association from 2014 to 2017.