Sherry A. Hernández

Associate Director of College Counseling


B.A., M.Ed. University of New Hampshire


Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Mrs. Hernández and her family emigrated to the U.S. and settled in the New Hampshire Seacoast by way of New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Prior to her appointment at Exeter, Mrs. Hernández reviewed over 10,000 domestic and international college applications during her tenure at University of New Hampshire Admissions, where she started as an Admissions Counselor and later served as Assistant Director, Senior Assistant Director, and Associate Director of Admissions. In this role, Mrs. Hernández led the UNH Admissions digital, print, social media and phone campaigns and supervised a team of five colleagues. Mrs. Hernández has dedicated her professional career of over 13 years to access and inclusion in her work with underrepresented students as a member of the UNH Recruitment and Retention team, President’s Commission on the Status of Women and Diversity Council.

Mrs. Hernández leads the College Counseling Office in providing access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities for students. 

Mrs. Hernández received a B.A. in communication and Spanish, and M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire. Mrs. Hernández also studied at El Centro de Lenguas Modernas, La Universidad de Granada, Spain in 2002-03. Mrs. Hernández is a member of NACAC, EISSCAP, ACCIS, and NEACAC, where she was a two-time faculty member for the Advanced Secondary School Counselor Summer Institute.

Mrs. Hernández lives in Exeter with her family and loves being a member of the PEA community. When they are not enjoying all that the Seacoast has to offer, they like to travel and experience different cuisines. They later enjoy recreating these dishes at home with family and friends.