Brissa Mendoza

Gallery Assistant

Brissa is a first-year graduate student in the Art History program with a concentration in Museum Studies. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she double majored in Studio Art and History of Art and Visual Culture. Previously, Brissa worked as a museum educator at the Oakland Museum of California and as an arts educator at various organizations across the San Francisco Bay Area. Her current research interest is in 20th century American and Latin American art, with a particular focus on abstract art made by women and people of color. She is passionate about making museums more diverse, inclusive, and equitable spaces. Outside of work and school, you can find Brissa binge-watching historical dramas, baking dairy-free treats, and dreaming about her future dog.