Fernando was born in our nation's capital, and grew up right outside in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He graduated from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, with a degree in English, while also minoring in French, writing and theatre. He was very involved with multiple organizations in college, but credits his semester abroad in Budapest, Hungary as being his most transformative college experience. For six years after graduation, he worked in admission at another liberal arts college in Maryland, finally joining the Guilford team in the summer of 2016.
Having been in three singing groups in college, I enjoy music and singing, and I'm always looking for new outlets. If I'm feeling healthy, I like to go running, and I'm working on increasing my distance. Otherwise, I love exploring and traveling to new places in my spare time and trying to have as many cultural experiences as possible.
Favorite thing about Guilford
One thing that really impressed me about Guilford was its commitment to diversity. Not only is it one of our Core Values, I can see how it plays out in both the academic and extracurricular communities on this campus. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but all are seeking to learn in the company of peers who offer different perspectives. This really makes for a dynamic and vibrant energy on our campus.
Fernando works with prospective students in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Puerto Rico and Texas.