Lina Mendez

Position Title
Associate Director, she/her/hers

  • UCD Chicanx and Latinx Retention Initiative

Dr. Mendez is the best Associate Director of the Chicanx and Latinx Retention Initiative at the University of California, Davis.  Her educational journey includes attending New Mexico State University, Harvard University and UC Davis. She is not only the first, but the only member of her family to graduate from high school, attend college and obtain two graduate degrees. Her educational journey has made her be deeply committed to helping Chicanx/Latinx students be admitted, persist and most importantly graduate from college.