Jocelin L. Hernandez-Bautista

Jocelin Hernandez facing towards cameras, smiling behind a blue background with TJE logo

Position Title
TJE Program Coordinator


Jocelin is a San Jose community organizer and educator, who had dedicated herself to liberatory education and housing justice in the Bay Area. Jocelin was born in the South Bay and calls East Side San José her home. Jocelin grew up attending public schools in San José and graduated from East Side Union High School District. She earned her bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara, and her master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in Human Rights Education, and International & Multicultural Education. 

Jocelin’s passion for transformative justice education comes from her own experiences growing up in a Salvadoran immigrant household; and as a poor, queer Brown woman navigating through the UC System and other educational institutions. Previously homeless and a survivor, Jocelin sees the need for transformative justice education in any, and every space in order to break cycles of violence, and create spaces of healing, creativity, and belonging.

Jocelin’s previous professional experience has been in urban education and public policy, specifically around displacement and its impact on Black, Brown, and undocumented student’s  health and learning. She has been part of grassroots organizing efforts; working with community members, coalitions, and public officials to address the displacement impacting San Jose, and centering the importance of housing as a pillar to individual and community wellness. Jocelin is a founding member of the South Bay Community Land Trust and currently sits on the Board.

On her free time, Jocelin loves to spend time with her family and talking walks in nature. She loves to cook with her partner, cuddle with her cats, dance and make art. 

Jocelin holds an M.A. in Human Rights Education and a B.A. in Sociology and Black Studies.

TJE Announcements

What to Look Forward to in 2020-2021 with the TJE Center!

July 08, 2020

TJE's theme for 2020–2021 is “Futures Matter: What is the Future of Transformative Education?” As we anticipate and prepare for the future (5, 10, and 20 years out) throughout this coming year, all TJE programming and activities will be implemented virtually to maintain safe and inclusive operations in the face of COVID-19.

Here are a few programs, publications, and projects to look forward to:

Transformative Justice Studies in Sacramento

July 08, 2020

In July 2019, TJE Directors Torry Winn and Maisha Winn, along with Dr. Vajra Watson, received a $20,000 planning grant to develop an innovative learning experience. In February 2020, the Quarter @ Aggie Square committee selected their proposal as one of two programs to begin in Fall 2020.

Spencer Foundation Launch Small Learning Communities Second Convening

July 08, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Uprising occurring across the nation, TJE hosted its second Transformative Justice Teacher Education Learning Community gatherings (Funded by Spencer Foundation) in June.  With ever more relevancy, the scholars met virtually for three days to discuss and write on the topic The Future of Transformative Justice.