Dana Mendoza

Cambridge School of Dallas

University of Texas at Dallas, B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Prof. Mendoza teaches Geometry during this 2021-2022 school year, which is also her first year at Cambridge. In addition to studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, she also studied Mathematics and Neuroscience. During her time at UT Dallas, she worked as a Teacher’s Assistant and led Biochemistry Laboratory sections. Her scientific research includes studying the structure and function of tau protein mutations in association with Alzheimer’s Disease, and her contributions led to a published paper in the Journal of Biochemistry. Prof. Mendoza also has a background in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) where she worked as an early intervention therapist in association with the North Texas Autism Project and other private ABA firms. These educational encounters led her to leave scientific research in favor of teaching in the classroom, academic coaching, and tutoring. In her twenty plus years of experience in education, she has taught over a dozen different middle and high school science and math classes, assisted in coaching science and math teams, taught SAT and ACT prep classes with the Princeton Review, and still works as a private tutor for individuals and groups. Prof. Mendoza has one adult son who lives in New Orleans. She currently resides in Dallas with her husband of 27 years and her dog Rocket. Her volunteer activities include preparing meals for the homeless, park clean-ups, projects with Buckner Ministries, service at the North Texas Food Bank, and working at the polls during election seasons.

You can view her CV here.