Edrea Mendoza

Class of 2015

Edrea Mendoza is a recent graduate from the University of Denver. There, she studied History with minors in Sociology and Political Science. Her favorite time during her undergraduate career was writing her senior thesis where she explored the anti-feminist and problematic history of the “Adelita” during the Mexican Revolution. As part of her research, she earned a grant from the University to visit archives and museums in Mexico City this past winter. Edrea is a California native and was born and raised in Concord, California – a small city in the East Bay Area. A first generation college graduate, she hopes to work as an educator in the history field - either as a teacher or museum curator - as long as she gets to continue to study and pass down the history of her people and her culture. She is excited to learning new information about her field and exploring a new part of the country as part of her internship.