About Me

MAIRA HERNÁNDEZ, author of Aventura, Amor y Tacos, is a first-generation Mexican-American who was raised in Wilmington, CA, an urban neighborhood in Los Angeles, by immigrant parents. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she realized her heart was in serving the community. Throughout her career, Maira has been an advocate for education but more so career success for marginalized individuals. She has mentored and coached first-generation students and young professionals on how to leverage their education, skills and knowledge to step into better opportunities. 


She works to inspire her community to continue growing and to continue making positive changes towards diversity while at the same time taking care of themselves. Through her work she strives to empower individuals by reconnecting to their culture, values and heritage that their motherlands provide and by helping them implement lessons from that wisdom in their daily lives.


Stories From the Motherland

Aventura, Amor y Tacos

In Aventura, Amor y Tacos: The Path to Reconnecting with the Motherland, Maira Hernández traveled to her motherland in Michoacán, México to spend several months with her abuelos in the ranchos her parents were raised in to reconnect to the life they had left behind.

The RAICES Society

The RAICES Society is a community exploring their heritage by reconnecting with the wisdom of their motherland through stories of our elders, recipes, memories, pictures and conversations with those who relate to holding a dual identity.

The RAICES Travel

The RAICES Travel is an Immersion experience in the motherland. From home cooked meals, loving tías, hilarious friends, and nature filled experience. You will get immersed in the small town Rancho Life experience with a bit of tourism during a fiesta!

Coming Soon!

 Aventura, Amor y Tacos

The Path to Reconnecting with the Motherland

Winner of the Best Latina Themed Book by the International Latino Book Awards



Recommend! Awesome read that keeps you wanting to flip the page for what’s next. But also makes you stop reminisce and help but wonder what does this all mean for me. Aventura, Amor y Tacos highlights the beauty in the ‘what can be’ and the significance to allow ourselves the opportunity to take our own self-discovery journey. One that might not be easy, doing so requires you to be ready to return to your past and find a new sense of appreciation of where you come from. You cannot become without honoring all the past versions that have brought you to your now. These past versions that are all deeply intertwined with years of history of your culture, family, upbringing and so much more.

— Ruby, Amazon Review