Jean-Francois Hernandez is the Staff Associate at the Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), where he assists the office director with administrative duties.
Prior to joining the Helsinki Commission, Jean-Francois was a trainee in the Global Issues and Innovation Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the American University with a degree in international relations and a minor in economics, specializing in American foreign policy with a regional focus on Europe. He previously interned on Capitol Hill and for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
Jean-Francois is originally from Easton, Connecticut and has lived abroad in Mexico and Brazil.