Vice President of Membership Bio

Johana Mendoza

Johana Mendoza, your 2016-2017 Vice President of Membership, cannot wait to complete her second year at UNLV as an UNLV Collegiate DECA Officer. She has been a part of DECA since her freshman year at Southwest Career and Technical Academy. There she spent two years as a chapter officer and her senior year as Nevada DECA’s VP of Membership.

In April of 2016, Johana went to the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference to compete with fellow officer, Michelle Le. The pair competed in the new team event, Event Planning. It was her experience at CICDC that allowed Johana to rediscover her passion for DECA and run for office.

Currently, Johana is majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in mathematics. She also will be receiving a minor in global entrepreneurship. Her career goal is to work her way up into an administrative position in education, However, she often jokes that hospitality is her (not so) secret love and plans on bringing the service culture with her wherever she goes.

Johana is aware of all the doors that being a DECA member can open, not only for her but for other members as well. She is excited for the coming year and hopes that others continue to ‘own their future’ with their DECA experience.