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Elim Hernandez was born in Mexico City, where he received his BA degree in Communication from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2012. He completed a Master’s certificate in Media Relations and Strategic Communication degree at University of Texas-Pan American in spring 2015, and an MA in Communication from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in spring 2016. His research interests were first around empowering the Hispanic population with Type 2 Diabetes to have better health outcomes through the use of message framing. His current research interests focus on bilingualism, code-switching, and emotions. He is interested in studying the media portrayal of bilingual Hispanics in the US.