Tina Fernandez

Tina Fernandez

Executive Director
What brings me to this work?

Having experienced first-hand the transformative power that a college degree can have, I’ve committed my life to ensuring that all kids have the opportunity to get an excellent education and lead opportunity-rich lives.

Tina earned a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She leads the Achieve Atlanta team as Executive Director. Prior to this role, Tina was a partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit providing strategic, talent, and policy consulting to education organizations. Tina also served as a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas School of Law where she was twice named Clinical Professor of the Year. In addition, Tina was the founding Director of the school’s Pro Bono Program. Prior to that, Tina was Managing Director of Alumni Engagement & Infrastructure for Teach For America. She currently serves on the Latin American Association of Georgia board of directors. She has served on countless boards and currently serves on TFA’s Atlanta regional board. She is also a member of several national boards, including TNTP, Bellwether, Latinos for Education, and the National College Access Network. Tina is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and a moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network. In 2019 she received the Georgia Latino Law Foundation’s trailblazer award.

She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Frank and their daughter Lucia, who attends an Atlanta Public School. Son, Franky, is a sophomore in college.