Board member Felipe Hernandez graduated from Northern Illinois University with his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. After nearly five years in the engineering field analyzing and solving complex technology problems, Felipe changed career directions. In 2003, he entered the legal field working as a patent engineer at a private law firm, and soon after enrolled in law school.
Felipe earned his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2008 and is a licensed Illinois attorney and registered U.S. Patent Attorney. He analyzes innovations, advocates for clients to secure patent rights, and counsels clients on strategies for building strong patent portfolios in the U.S. and around the world.
“Over the years in the engineering and legal fields, I have enjoyed applying analytical and problem-solving skills to meet the needs of corporations and individuals. It is a privilege bringing those skills to the work Reach A Village undertakes in reaching people for Christ,” Felipe notes. Additionally, he is a board member at his church and volunteers as an attorney for Administer Justice, a Christian legal clinic that offers legal services to low-income individuals and families.