Sindy Mendez was born and raised in New York. Growing up she had the privilege to travel frequently to El Salvador for family visits, which contributed to her international perspective in learning about different cultures. She received her B.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Latin America and minored in Spanish, Communications Photography, and Global Political Economy from Syracuse University, New York. After working a few years in a personal injury law firm, Sindy earned her J.D. from City University of New York School of Law. At CUNY Law she participated in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic and is excited to continue serving immigrant communities with the Florence Project. In her spare time, Sindy enjoys traveling, hiking, playing board games, and spending time with friends and family.