Alba Hernandez-Kanig, also known as Evee by her friends and family, is a Trenton native born and raised. She is a loving wife and proud mother of her 10 year old son, Angel Samuel. She graduated from Trenton Central High School, Class of 2004, and received a Bachelors in Social Work from Georgian Court University in 2009. In her postgraduate pursuits, she completed the Baccalaureate Child Welfare Education Program through Richard Stockton College of NJ and the Violence Against Women Certificate Program through the Rutgers School of Social Work.
Evee works for the Department of Children and Families for the State of New Jersey. She worked as a Family Service Specialist for over 10 years where she made a positive impact on the lives of children and families across the state. She is currently an Interstate Consultant for the State of New Jersey. In her current role, she ensures protections and services to children who are placed across state lines within the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands and also serves as the liaison between Puerto Rico and New Jersey. She is a member of the Race Equity Committee within the Office of Legal Affairs, where the mission is to promote racial equity as well as create a deeper understanding of systemic racism and how it affects the lives of people of color.
Evee is a devoted and passionate community advocate and has served in many capacities where she has made profound contributions. She was a founding member of Casa Cultura, Trenton’s First Latino Art Gallery and Cultural Center. She has also served as Boardmember for Henry J Austin Health Center, Boardmember of I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Resource Coordinator for M.E. Community Events. Evee is also the co-creator of the Taino Cultural Coloring Book which has been used as a resource for families and schools as a method to teach both children and adults about Taino culture.
Evee takes every opportunity to celebrate her Puerto Rican culture by studying its history, embracing its culinary arts, and by being involved in projects, events and conversations related to her Boricua roots. She believes it is of extreme importance to pass down our values and traditions to our younger generations. Therefore,she takes every opportunity to share these experiences with her family and all those around her. Soon