BA Entomology and Integrative BiologyDr. Rosalía Mendoza grew up in the Coachella Valley in Southern California, and graduated from Cal with degrees in Entomology and Integrative Biology in 1997. She attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, received a MPH in community health at Harvard University's School of Public Health, and completed her UCSF Family Medicine residency at San Francisco General Hospital. Before joining Kaiser Oakland's, Salud en Español practicing primary care, she completed a 3 year research fellowship with UCSF, and then was an assistant professor with the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine where she primarily conducted health disparity research in pediatric oral health and California workforce diversity, taught family medicine resident and UCSF medical student, and was very active in UCSF health professions mentoring. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the SFSU-UCSF student-run Clínica Martín-Baró serving San Francisco day laborers and on the Board for the CNR Alumni Association, while remaining active with state health care coalitions addressing pediatric oral health.