Lyzzeth Mendoza, Community Engagement and Policy Associate

Lyzzeth Mendoza was born and raised in the Inland Empire, acquired a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Public Relations from California State University of Fullerton. As a person of faith with a strong desire for social justice, Lyzzeth has been active in immigrant rights, public policy, and advocacy for over eight years. Lyzzeth has gathered community organizing and community engagement experience with Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC), Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective (IE-IYC), Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), and more recently Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
Lyzzeth believes that community engagement and policy advocacy are essential part of our civic duty to help create a world where we are not merely surviving, but instead living. She has worked to nurture relationships with multiracial and multi faith communities to form leaders for positive social change. On her free time, Lyzzeth enjoys to spend time with her friends and family, take road trips, and explore nature.