Katherine Mendoza-Wright

Katherine Mendoza-Wright (she/her/hers) is CRIF’s Program Associate – Constituency & Administration. She graduated from The George Washington University in 2017 with a degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and is currently pursuing her MPH in Health Communication & Promotion and Sex, Sexuality, & Gender at Boston University’s School of Public Health.
With years of youth development and public health experience joining CRIF, Katherine previously served as a program coordinator for an adolescent health initiative at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served as a Peace Corps Community Health Promoter (Peru 2017-2019) where she mentored and trained youth leaders in a rural Andean community.

In college, she trained and led various cohorts of young people in community engagement projects.

A passionate feminist, youth advocate, and public health organizer, Katherine is committed to deconstructing barriers for informed, healthy decision-making. She believes that institutional and political reshaping led by youth voices will bring us closer to this reality.

Katherine is a first generation American, with familial roots in Valle del Cauca, Colombia and Villa El Salvador and Apurímac, Peru. She lives with her partner and dog in Brooklyn, NY.