Rebeca Hernandez

Search Associate

Associate, Executive Search, Nonprofit and Social Impact

Rebeca Hernandez is a key member of search teams as they work to identify and recruit CEOs and senior executives to mission-driven clients. She supports all aspects and stages of the search process with a focus on candidate development and project management. Integral to Rebeca’s work is a deep passion for people development, social justice, and equity.

Prior to joining the company, Rebeca led the first-year multicultural student enrollment strategy at DePaul University, an innovative Liberal Arts institution as well as the largest Catholic University in the nation. She worked on diversity initiatives in several areas, including recruitment, retention, on-boarding, training, and programming for diverse students, faculty, and staff. Rebeca has worked extensively in higher education to improve and enhance the experiences for underrepresented students, educators, community representatives, and others who are committed to Latinx/Black/Asian/Indigenous student representation and advancement in education.

She has served as Chair of various committees within the Illinois Association for College Admission Counselors (IACAC) and was also a member of numerous Task Forces at DePaul, including the Hispanic Serving Institution Task Force, Undocumented Student Task Force, and APIDA Task Force. She was recognized at DePaul with the Supervisor of the Year Award and the Women of Substance Award for two consecutive years.

As a woman of color and first generation student, fluent in English and Spanish, Rebeca is committed to DEI work and mission-driven recruitment. She knows the importance of being an active civic member.

Rebeca is a former mentor for Chicago Scholars and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. She has been focusing her efforts on her local library and neighborhood council.

Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership from DePaul University.


BA, Intercultural Communication
DePaul University