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Monica Mendoza
Senior Consulting Project Manager

Monica is IYI’s Senior Consulting Project Manager and helps facilitate thought partnerships between youth-serving organizations and third-party consultants.

She started her career as a teacher in Texan military schools and then low-income Latin@ schools in Chicago. Before coming to IYI, she managed a multi-county mentoring program. She is particularly passionate about building organizational capacity through sustainable and high-quality practices, including onboarding and workforce development, healing-centered youth engagement, and the cultivation of safe spaces and belonging.

Monica enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and coffee.