Mayra Mendez (she/her/hers) is the CU Engage Assistant. She graduated from Elmhurst University with a B.S. in Political Science and Urban Studies. After graduation she worked at Elmhurst University as the Loan Specialist in the Office of Student Financial Services. She then moved on to work at the College of Lake County, as the Scholarship Coordinator in the Financial Aid office. In 2019 she made the decision to leave Illinois behind and start a new journey in Colorado. Mayra is also a graduate candidate for the Masters of Environment program.