Sylvia Mendoza

Absolutely believes in the power of the written word
    Cultural Richness Breaks Stereotypes

    Hispanic Arts Council Of St. Louis The smooth Latin jazz and catchy salsa sounds of the Grammy award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra were an added spark for the St. Louis music scene. Promoted by the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, the band…

    Hispanic Arts Council Of St. Louis The smooth Latin jazz and catchy salsa sounds of the Grammy award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra were an added spark for the St. Louis music scene. Promoted by the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, the band…

    Hispanic Arts Council Of St. Louis The smooth Latin jazz and catchy salsa sounds of the Grammy award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra were an added spark for the St. Louis music scene. Promoted by the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis, the band…

    Columbia U’s Summer Immersion Programs

    “Engage with your favorite subject. Experience Ivy League Life and the vibrancy of New York.” The teaser slogan for Columbia University’s summer programs for high school students is enticing. What could be better for a student who loves learning than…

    “Engage with your favorite subject. Experience Ivy League Life and the vibrancy of New York.” The teaser slogan for Columbia University’s summer programs for high school students is enticing. What could be better for a student who loves learning than…

    “Engage with your favorite subject. Experience Ivy League Life and the vibrancy of New York.” The teaser slogan for Columbia University’s summer programs for high school students is enticing. What could be better for a student who loves learning than…

    Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrating Today’s America by Sylvia Mendoza

    The first Latina astronaut was Ellen Ochoa, a Stanford graduate and inventor for NASA. Joaquin and Julian Castro, brothers from San Antonio, served as U.S. Representative and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, respectively. Sonia…

    The first Latina astronaut was Ellen Ochoa, a Stanford graduate and inventor for NASA. Joaquin and Julian Castro, brothers from San Antonio, served as U.S. Representative and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, respectively. Sonia…

    The first Latina astronaut was Ellen Ochoa, a Stanford graduate and inventor for NASA. Joaquin and Julian Castro, brothers from San Antonio, served as U.S. Representative and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, respectively. Sonia…

    Carlos Bravo, A Manos Llenas, Blessings From the Gods by Sylvia Mendoza

    Carlos Bravo is one of those soft-spoken souls whose words take on more depth in their storytelling capacity. He appreciates words, languages, literature. As a poet, each word weighs heavy on interpretation and connectivity, emotion and perspective.…

    Carlos Bravo is one of those soft-spoken souls whose words take on more depth in their storytelling capacity. He appreciates words, languages, literature. As a poet, each word weighs heavy on interpretation and connectivity, emotion and perspective.…

    Carlos Bravo is one of those soft-spoken souls whose words take on more depth in their storytelling capacity. He appreciates words, languages, literature. As a poet, each word weighs heavy on interpretation and connectivity, emotion and perspective.…

    COSMOS Summer, Science And Life-Changing Possibilities by Sylvia Mendoza

    Landing her dream job as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Los Angeles, Gabriela Bernaldino came full circle. In ten years, she’d come home from UC San Diego with degrees in hand, a career she is passionate about and gratitude…

    Landing her dream job as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Los Angeles, Gabriela Bernaldino came full circle. In ten years, she’d come home from UC San Diego with degrees in hand, a career she is passionate about and gratitude…

    Landing her dream job as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Los Angeles, Gabriela Bernaldino came full circle. In ten years, she’d come home from UC San Diego with degrees in hand, a career she is passionate about and gratitude…

    Sally Ride Science Junior Academy at UC San Diego Girls See Themselves in a New Light by Sylvia Mendoza

    “Seventy percent of fourth graders say they love math and science, but by the time they reach eighth grade, almost half the students lose interest. The goal is to link classroom learning to real life careers and give them classroom tools to keep them…

    “Seventy percent of fourth graders say they love math and science, but by the time they reach eighth grade, almost half the students lose interest. The goal is to link classroom learning to real life careers and give them classroom tools to keep them…

    “Seventy percent of fourth graders say they love math and science, but by the time they reach eighth grade, almost half the students lose interest. The goal is to link classroom learning to real life careers and give them classroom tools to keep them…

    Sonia Sotomayor A Biography

    When United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor walked into Shiley Auditorium at the University of San Diego back in 2013, the place was packed. In fact, the sell-out crowd was indicative of what the rest of her book tour would look like.…

    When United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor walked into Shiley Auditorium at the University of San Diego back in 2013, the place was packed. In fact, the sell-out crowd was indicative of what the rest of her book tour would look like.…

    When United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor walked into Shiley Auditorium at the University of San Diego back in 2013, the place was packed. In fact, the sell-out crowd was indicative of what the rest of her book tour would look like.…

    DRIVEN BY THE POWER OF HONEST DIALOGUE AND DIFFICULT CONVERSATION

    Theresa “Terry” Martinez believes in the power of honest dialogue and difficult conversations. That is what has anchored her and driven her in a more than 30-year career revolving around student life and advocacy at various higher education …

    Theresa “Terry” Martinez believes in the power of honest dialogue and difficult conversations. That is what has anchored her and driven her in a more than 30-year career revolving around student life and advocacy at various higher education …

    Theresa “Terry” Martinez believes in the power of honest dialogue and difficult conversations. That is what has anchored her and driven her in a more than 30-year career revolving around student life and advocacy at various higher education …

    Jul 10, 2017
    Ensenada Wine Festivals

    Ensenada Wine Festivals Celebrate Rich Culture By Sylvia Mendoza Ensenada is a land of wine. In the small town, the best and grandest elements of Baja converge: vineyards, sea and culinary treasures, and priceless resources make this land a place …

    Ensenada Wine Festivals Celebrate Rich Culture By Sylvia Mendoza Ensenada is a land of wine. In the small town, the best and grandest elements of Baja converge: vineyards, sea and culinary treasures, and priceless resources make this land a place …

    Ensenada Wine Festivals Celebrate Rich Culture By Sylvia Mendoza Ensenada is a land of wine. In the small town, the best and grandest elements of Baja converge: vineyards, sea and culinary treasures, and priceless resources make this land a place …

    Jul 10, 2017
    The Resort at Pedregal

    The Resort at Pedregal Offers the Ultimate in Luxury and Exploration for Guests with Adventurous Spirit By Sylvia Mendoza | Photos by Nina Dietzel A luxurious resort stay in Baja may not be enough for discerning jetsetters with bold bucket lists and …

    The Resort at Pedregal Offers the Ultimate in Luxury and Exploration for Guests with Adventurous Spirit By Sylvia Mendoza | Photos by Nina Dietzel A luxurious resort stay in Baja may not be enough for discerning jetsetters with bold bucket lists and …

    The Resort at Pedregal Offers the Ultimate in Luxury and Exploration for Guests with Adventurous Spirit By Sylvia Mendoza | Photos by Nina Dietzel A luxurious resort stay in Baja may not be enough for discerning jetsetters with bold bucket lists and …

    How Freed-Hardeman Will Bring the Future to Today’s Grad Students

    Perhaps it was taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in 1983—Micro-computing Systems in Education—that made Dr. Monte Tatom see his future. Or maybe it was that time in 1999 when PDAs looked pretty futuristic to many, …

    Perhaps it was taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in 1983—Micro-computing Systems in Education—that made Dr. Monte Tatom see his future. Or maybe it was that time in 1999 when PDAs looked pretty futuristic to many, …

    Perhaps it was taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in 1983—Micro-computing Systems in Education—that made Dr. Monte Tatom see his future. Or maybe it was that time in 1999 when PDAs looked pretty futuristic to many, …

    High-tech Simulation Labs Breathe New Life into William Paterson Nursing Program, by Sylvia Mendoza

    Attending a vocational high school started Keyli Panduro’s passion for the medical profession. While in college, she became an EMT. Then she declared her major—nursing. “I wanted to deal more with patient care and have more connection with my …

    Attending a vocational high school started Keyli Panduro’s passion for the medical profession. While in college, she became an EMT. Then she declared her major—nursing. “I wanted to deal more with patient care and have more connection with my …

    Attending a vocational high school started Keyli Panduro’s passion for the medical profession. While in college, she became an EMT. Then she declared her major—nursing. “I wanted to deal more with patient care and have more connection with my …

    From Military to Civilian Life Reaching Veterans in the Classroom

    Dr. Omar Lopez saw a wave of patriotism that flowed from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, even though it was one of the poorest counties in the U.S. His father, grandfather and other relatives served in the Armed Forces during several wars. With the …

    Dr. Omar Lopez saw a wave of patriotism that flowed from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, even though it was one of the poorest counties in the U.S. His father, grandfather and other relatives served in the Armed Forces during several wars. With the …

    Dr. Omar Lopez saw a wave of patriotism that flowed from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, even though it was one of the poorest counties in the U.S. His father, grandfather and other relatives served in the Armed Forces during several wars. With the …

    Water-rescue dogs focus of woman’s efforts

    Rummy, a Labrador retriever, carries a rescue buoy during training at San Elijo State Beach. For their own safety, the dogs wear "float coats" -- life jackets that allow natural movement. (Sean M. Haffey) When members of Niki Burgan’s family died in …

    Rummy, a Labrador retriever, carries a rescue buoy during training at San Elijo State Beach. For their own safety, the dogs wear "float coats" -- life jackets that allow natural movement. (Sean M. Haffey) When members of Niki Burgan’s family died in …

    Rummy, a Labrador retriever, carries a rescue buoy during training at San Elijo State Beach. For their own safety, the dogs wear "float coats" -- life jackets that allow natural movement. (Sean M. Haffey) When members of Niki Burgan’s family died in …

    DORA DE LARIOS The Fierce, The Warrior, The Artist

    Internationally acclaimed ceramic and clay artist Dora De Larios wasn’t going to marry the first man that came along and proposed, even though he was a keeper—and any other sixteen year old would have jumped at the chance. It was the 1950s, after …

    Internationally acclaimed ceramic and clay artist Dora De Larios wasn’t going to marry the first man that came along and proposed, even though he was a keeper—and any other sixteen year old would have jumped at the chance. It was the 1950s, after …

    Internationally acclaimed ceramic and clay artist Dora De Larios wasn’t going to marry the first man that came along and proposed, even though he was a keeper—and any other sixteen year old would have jumped at the chance. It was the 1950s, after …

    Jun 6, 2016
    Noche de Cofradía

    Noche de Cofradía THE PERFECT UNION IN WINE PAIRING By Sylvia Mendoza | PHOTOS by Mario Nomura The art of wine making in the food industry extends to pairing the right wine with the foods placed in front of them for the best culinary experience. The …

    Noche de Cofradía THE PERFECT UNION IN WINE PAIRING By Sylvia Mendoza | PHOTOS by Mario Nomura The art of wine making in the food industry extends to pairing the right wine with the foods placed in front of them for the best culinary experience. The …

    Noche de Cofradía THE PERFECT UNION IN WINE PAIRING By Sylvia Mendoza | PHOTOS by Mario Nomura The art of wine making in the food industry extends to pairing the right wine with the foods placed in front of them for the best culinary experience. The …

    Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program Student Leaders Take Flight, by Sylvia Mendoza

    In seventh grade in 2004, Nataly Rivera was a natural athlete, track and field material and an average student who like thousands of other middle schoolers wanted to find her place in Shelby, Texas. Then she saw an elective class that spoke to her -…

    In seventh grade in 2004, Nataly Rivera was a natural athlete, track and field material and an average student who like thousands of other middle schoolers wanted to find her place in Shelby, Texas. Then she saw an elective class that spoke to her -…

    In seventh grade in 2004, Nataly Rivera was a natural athlete, track and field material and an average student who like thousands of other middle schoolers wanted to find her place in Shelby, Texas. Then she saw an elective class that spoke to her -…

    Ingrid Betancourt: Even Silence Has an End

    ““When you think of hell as a biblical place where your pain doesn’t end, that was it.” ” Ingrid Betancourt lived in that hell. A presidential candidate in 2002, she was kidnapped by guerrilla revolutionaries and held hostage for six years deep in …

    ““When you think of hell as a biblical place where your pain doesn’t end, that was it.” ” Ingrid Betancourt lived in that hell. A presidential candidate in 2002, she was kidnapped by guerrilla revolutionaries and held hostage for six years deep in …

    ““When you think of hell as a biblical place where your pain doesn’t end, that was it.” ” Ingrid Betancourt lived in that hell. A presidential candidate in 2002, she was kidnapped by guerrilla revolutionaries and held hostage for six years deep in …

    Spanish Journalism Curriculum Taking Root in Los Angeles

    When Pablo Baler was asked to join an international geophysical team studying the Himalayas as a journal keeper, he knew the opportunity to travel and document the findings would be a dream job. A University of California (UC)-Berkeley doctoral …

    When Pablo Baler was asked to join an international geophysical team studying the Himalayas as a journal keeper, he knew the opportunity to travel and document the findings would be a dream job. A University of California (UC)-Berkeley doctoral …

    When Pablo Baler was asked to join an international geophysical team studying the Himalayas as a journal keeper, he knew the opportunity to travel and document the findings would be a dream job. A University of California (UC)-Berkeley doctoral …

    Arcela Núñez-Alvarez, Ph.D. Facing Hate, Promoting Humanity

    In 2006-07, hate mail came nonstop to the office of Dr. Arcela Núñez-Alvarez at California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM). It wasn’t the first time she’d been targeted. But this time, the response was to her editorial commentary in a local …

    In 2006-07, hate mail came nonstop to the office of Dr. Arcela Núñez-Alvarez at California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM). It wasn’t the first time she’d been targeted. But this time, the response was to her editorial commentary in a local …

    In 2006-07, hate mail came nonstop to the office of Dr. Arcela Núñez-Alvarez at California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM). It wasn’t the first time she’d been targeted. But this time, the response was to her editorial commentary in a local …