Kristian Hernández is the 2017 American University Fellow working with the Consider the Source state politics team. Before joining the Center, he worked for The Monitor newspaper in McAllen, Texas, where he covered crime and immigration. In 2014, Hernández covered the superior court for Homicide Watch D.C. and politics for Hispanic Link news service. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism. While in college, he interned at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Scripps Howard Foundation and was a participant at the 2013 New York Times Student Journalism Institute.