Sherry A. Hernández

Associate Director of College Counseling


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


Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Sherry and her family emigrated to the U.S., and settled in the NH Seacoast by way of NJ and DC.  Prior to her appointment at Exeter, Sherry has reviewed over 10,000 domestic and international college applications during her tenure at UNH Admissions, starting as an Admissions Counselor and later promoted to Assistant Director, Senior Assistant Director, and most recently, Associate Director of Admissions.  In this role, Sherry led the UNH Admissions digital, print, social media and phone campaigns and supervised a team of 5 colleagues.  Sherry 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. In the College Counseling Office, Sherry leads the office in providing access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities for students.  Sherry received a B.A. in communication and Spanish, and M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire. Sherry also studied at El Centro de Lenguas Modernas, La Universidad de Granada, Spain in 2002-03. Sherry 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.

Sherry lives in Exeter with her family and loves being a member of the PEA community. When they are not enjoying all that the NH Seacoast has to offer, they love to travel and experience different cuisines. They later try to recreate these dishes at home with family and friends.