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Sherry A. Hernandez

Associate Director of College Counseling
Associate director of college counseling at Exeter Sherry A. Hernandez


B.A. University of New Hampshire

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 Portsmouth, NH 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.

As part of management, Mrs. Hernández led the UNH Admissions digital, print, social media and phone campaigns. Mrs. Hernández has dedicated her professional career of over 16 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 has also worked in UNH Financial Aid, which was her professional entry into issues of access; and later in UNH Advancement, helping raise funds for scholarships and capital campaigns.

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 for a year. 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 loves to dance, sing, and journal in her free time.  She lives in Epping with her family and they love to entertain at home with friends and family.  Mr. and Mrs. Hernández have a daughter, Sofía and a Goldendoodle, Hayley.  Together, they love to cook authentic Filipino and Puerto Rican food and also try to recreate dishes from their travels.