Geidy Mendez, Rutgers University
Geidy Mendez attends the School of Arts and Sciences/Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University and is a double major in political science and Latino & Caribbean Studies. She is a 2017 intern and work-study student for the Center for American Women and Politics and is actively involved in various organizations around campus such as the Latin American Women Organization, G.O.Y.A. (Galvanizing and Organizing Youth Activism), and the First Generation Student Union. In addition, she is the Class of 2019 Representative for the Douglass Governing Council. She has interned at El Centro Hispano Americano where she worked on domestic abuse cases for undocumented individuals ensuring that they are heard regardless of their immigration status. She hopes to pursue graduate study and focus on immigration patterns that affect minority communities.