Early Life and Education
Fernandez grew up in California and during his older teenage years worked in the wine industry at Shafer Vineyards.  Wine has been a major force in his life and he learned everything from the chemistry of the winemaking process to shipping products to customers worldwide.  Fernandez attended San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in investments & securities and finance in 2015. 
Early in his career, Fernandez co-founded Titan-X, worked in ticket sales & operations for the San Diego Padres , and worked in innovation research at DreamSmart Labs.  He would later become a Business Development Associate at DiversyFund and Strategy & Business Development Specialist for Intelligent Light Source.  In 2016, he joined the StepStone Group. He was first an intern but was soon promoted to Senior Analyst, a position he held for over two years. 
Fernandez is a Mentor in the Aztec Mentor Program at San Diego State and is a Member of Junto Global.