Maria Mendiola: Family Matters

January 2015

Maria Mendiola grew up in Los Angeles, but abandoned the city for wider lanes and broader prospects. Mendiola, a graduate of UC Riverside and Strayer University, originally planned to major in Biology to research infectious diseases, but could not bear the thought of being stuck in a lab all day. Mendiola finished with three degrees: BA in Economics, a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a BS in Accounting.