Caleigh Hernandez


Caleigh Hernandez




Fellow Class

Issue Area

SVC Selected


Caleigh Hernandez lived in rural Uganda and interned for a local Savings and Credit Co-op (SACCO) for eight weeks in 2013. During this time, she worked to develop an income-generating project for SACCO members which inspired her passion for development and social entrepreneurship. In the summer of 2014, she independently researched small-scale entrepreneurs in Uganda where she developed the idea for RoHo. Caleigh has worked as a Research Assistant for the Eleos Foundation, an organization that invests in market-based solutions to poverty alleviation in Africa as well as the Center for Complex Operations (CCO), a government think-tank where she worked on the Africa edition of CCO’s premier security studies journal, PRISM. While at school, she served as co-Director of Northwestern University Community for Human Rights and rowed four years for the Northwestern Crew Team. Caleigh graduated from Northwestern University cum laude in 2015 with a BA in Political Science and International Studies. Caleigh is currently living in Santa Barbara, California working on RoHo, and was previously working in Nairobi, Kenya and Kasulu, Tanzania as a fellow for the International Rescue Committee through a Princeton in Africa Fellowship.