Ms. Méndez is a Yakima City Council member and Executive Director of Safe Yakima Valley. Safe Yakima mobilizes and collaborates with stakeholders across the Yakima Valley who share the vision of a safe community.
Ms. Méndez has worked for Heritage University as a mentor for the College Assistant Migrant Program and for the Washington State Department of Agriculture.s.
Ms. Méndez attended the University of Washington and Heritage University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.
Ms. Méndez has been a member of the Arcora Foundation Board since 2017.