Yamilet Hernandez

Yamilet Hernandez

Language Studio Manager
yhernandez@barry.edu

Yamilet Hernández is an Adjunct Professor at Barry University and Manager of the Studio for Languages and Cultures. Born and raised in Cuba, Hernandez studied Spanish Philology at the Universidad de La Habana, getting extensive training in textual and literary criticism, History, and Linguistics, complemented by French Language and Culture courses at the Alliance Française of Havana. She also helped reopen three Alliance Française Cultural Centers in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Tarija, Bolivia; and Miami, Florida.

Hernández has also taught Spanish and French at various institutions, including Miami Dade College, Divine Savior Academy, and Immaculata La Salle High School.

Hernández, who is passionate about visual arts, has worked with many cultural institutions, among them the Perez Art Museum, the Miami Art Museum, and the NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale translating informational and promotional texts about the work of contemporary artists from across the globe. She has also worked to document the history of art in her native Cuba through interviews and documentary films. In 2018, she won the PBS Arts Challenge, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, to produce her independent film “Changes," about the contemporary Cuban art scene, which was later broadcast on several South Florida PBS channels and nominated for an Emmy Award.