Emily Mendez knows the value of persistence. Through a deep commitment to her studies, she has overcome challenges to improve her GPA and deepen her learning. She is passionate about improving health and life outcomes for animals, and she spends her free time helping cats and dogs at the Peninsula Humane Society find loving forever homes. Emily looks forward to understanding animal biology and behavior on a deeper level by joining a research lab in college, after which she plans on pursuing a degree in veterinary science. She graduated from San Mateo High School this June and can’t wait to start her higher education journey.
Sponsor: In Memory of Carolyn Livengood/Chris Wood & Friends of JFY