Stephanie Mendez is currently a junior at the University of California, Berkeley. She is majoring in Political Science and plans to minor in Ethnic Studies. She currently works as a student assistant at the Institute of Governmental Studies and is a member of the pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. She is also a member of the Latinx Pre-Law Society. She is a transfer from Santa Monica College.
Stephanie grew up in Los Angeles, California. While at community college, she was a commissioner for the Associated Student’s Director of Instructional Support. She was actively involved in the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School; Students for Bernie; Pan-African Student Union; and Speech and Debate. Stephanie hopes to engage in community building and work to help those who are underrepresented through local government. She hopes to aid community organizers in using all the resources of local government through Democracy Camp and her Matsui Local Government Fellowship. She plans on becoming an immigration lawyer and advocating for those within her community