Women’s History Month 2020: Liliana Hernandez

By Spc. Kristina Kranz, Wyoming Military Department Public Affairs

Amidst the COVID-19 worries and anxiety, here’s a little something different that will hopefully give a moment of distraction. We still continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, and as we close out the month, we wanted to feature one of the Wyoming Military Department’s (WYMD) state employees – Liliana Hernandez. Lily works for the WYMD as a civilian. She chose to work with the WYMD because she thought it was a great opportunity to learn and grow professionally. Her favorite part of working with the WYMD is working with the people.

“Too often we forget that we are all on the same team and have the same mission,” she says, ”I love learning about others and with others, and seeing a task or mission being completed as a team.”

I asked her several questions, not only about her working with the military department but also some unique ones as well to add a little personality.

What does Women’s History Month mean to you?

It’s a reflection of a journey that continues. Our commitment to each other to make a change and leave the world better for the next generation. It’s also a celebration of the women in our lives, they are pretty amazing and badass!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Stay humble and remember where you came from; continue to educate yourself, be healthy and look after your body; go to church; always share; if it’s not yours, don’t touch it!

What’s the one thing every woman should try at least once in her life?

Eat dessert for breakfast and swim in the ocean!

What is your favorite “Pump You Up” workout song right now?

“Sure Shot“ by the Beastie Boys

Who are your heroes?

Katherine Johnson, Dolores Huerta, and Gladys Hunhoff

What is your greatest indulgence?

Tacos and coffee

What quote do you live by?

Pull your hair back, set your sights on God, and finish your race.

If you drink a gallon of water a day, you won’t have time for other people’s drama because you will be too busy peeing.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m a big fan of “The Price is Right”

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