Monica Mendoza Los Angeles, CA
Monica Mendoza is a 22-year-old poet and proud daughter of immigrant parents. An Oakland native, Monica has been involved with Youth Speaks since 2010. Monica has performed at Youth Speak’s annual Bringing the Noise for Martin Luther King Jr event at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. She has been a finalist of both the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam and Unified District Poetry Slams in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Monica is currently a fourth-year college student pursuing her undergraduate degree in women’s studies.
Monica’s video for The Bigger Picture Campaign is “A Taste of Home.”