Joseph Hernandez is a community leader, entrepreneur and proactive individual who is motivated and inspired to make a difference in the lives of others. Joseph brought this passion to one of the top 10 liberal arts colleges (US News and World Report), Skidmore College, where he obtained a degree in Bachelors of Science in May 2019.
Joseph is the Founder of Table 99, a fast-casual food company which prides itself on offering the freshest highest quality empanadas in New York City. Joseph has corporate experience in the areas of finance, business strategy and international development.
Joseph is also a public speaker, focusing on the impact non-profit programs have on a young person’s life, such as The Opportunity Network, Junior Achievement of New York, and Virtual Enterprises International had in him. He is an OppNet Alum OP Alum, JA Alum and a member of the Leadership exChange program.
Being raised in a family where he is a First Generation Latino college student is a representation of what has fueled much of his life's desires. Before turning 21, Joseph has visited 16 countries, spoken to crowds of thousands and met multiple world leaders. Joseph enjoys dancing merengue, following the Mets and travel.
Bachelor of Science (2015-2019)
American Business School of Paris
Skidmore in Paris(2017-2018)
Charles University in Prague
Leadership Program (2016)
Exploring Rome Travel Seminar
Selected as a participant on a transformative 17-day travel seminar to explore Rome as a living and layered urban environment, immersing myself in the city's history and culture.
Chosen to spend an academic year of college in France to study and travel extensively throughout France for 8 months and develop first-hand knowledge and understanding of French culture
Skidmore College to Guatemala Alternative Spring Break Service Trip. Camino Seguro/Safe Passage empowers the poorest, at-risk children whose families live in the communities around the Guatemala City garbage dump , by creating opportunities and fostering dignity through the power of education.
Selected as a participant in the Global Leadership Exchange program in Prague, Czech Republic. A program that seeks to empower the next generation of change agents through a four-week comprehensive academic leadership program that includes: university courses, cultural activities, and community service.