Fernandes as initiated into the Fraternity's chapter at the University of Cincinnati on April 26, 2013, and has since served as its Consul, Magister and recruitment chairman. Additionally, he has served as vice president and president of both the Kolodzik Business Scholars program and the Sigma Sigma honorary society, captain of his university’s soccer club and as an at-large representative of the Student Advisory Committee on the University Budget. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in finance and economics with a 3.94 GPA.