Elizabeth Mendoza is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology/Learning Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Her current research seeks to find what forms of mediation are available in the El Pueblo Mágico ecology for participants learning; and how graduate and undergraduate students articulate conceptions of learning over time.

Liz is currently a graduate research assistant for the Connect Learning Research Network project (CLRN).She is also a research assistant for Critical Civic Inquiry–a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project aimed at understanding civic development among non-dominant youth as well as the school-level conditions that are in place to support meaningful student voice. Her long-term goals include working with intervention programs to promote models that organize for student and adult learning in a way that challenge deficit perspectives.

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