Paola Mendoza was sworn in as the new student trustee for the 2014-15 academic year during the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees July 23, 2014 meeting. She serves a one-year term, representing students' interests and perspectives on policy issues that come before Mt. SAC's governing board.
Student trustees have only an advisory vote, which does not count toward the passage or failure of a motion. The advisory vote helps the Board know how the student trustee stands on issues and strengthens the student role in the college's shared governance process.
A 19-year-old Ontario resident, Mendoza is a psychology major at Mt. SAC and carries a 3.6 GPA. She has served as a senator with the Mt. SAC Associated Students (student government) and holds memberships in the campus Psychology Club and IDEAS Club, which serves as an advocate for undocumented students.
After she graduates from Mt. SAC, Mendoza plans to transfer to UCLA as a psychology major.