Eydie Mendoza: Raised in San Jose, Calif., she first attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco after graduating from Yerba Buena High School. She relocated to Los Angeles to work in the fashion district and while she was there she changed her major to English at Pasadena City College, transferred to Mount St. Mary’s College, and received her Bachelor’s in English and Spanish. Mendoza worked over eight years as a college international and domestic student advisor, including children of migrant workers at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and College of the Redwoods in Eureka. She enjoyed working for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) office in Sacramento with early childhood dual language programs on a national level. She too has worked with underserved and underrepresented communities as a bilingual educator assisting families, care providers, teachers, youth and adults in pursuing their dreams for a better education and life. After the NCLR office closed in northern Calif., Mendoza moved back to her hometown of San Jose, where she has reconnected with family, friends, and the community. She is a former SVL Editor-in-Chief for SVLatino.com (2011-2012) and a former San Jose Pride Board Member where she served as a Publicist (2012-2014) and CFO (2013). With membership to the Luna Park Business Association, the Latina Success Network, and a team member of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit, SBDC, Hispanic Chamber of Silicon Valley, she is currently the Social Media/Internet Communications Specialist for Santa Clara County Public Health, web producer for her own business EM Presenta, and a contributing writer for Modern Latina. The contents of this portfolio site are cause based. Visit my LinkedIn Profile to view my resume and additional publications. EDUCATION: Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA, B.A., English and Spanish. Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA, A.A. in English (IGETC). Pasadena City College in CA received a Library Technician Certificate. Sacramento City College professional enhancement in journalism, communications, and design LANGUAGES: Fluent in English and Spanish, including reading ability in French and German.