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Fátima Mendoza


Fátima Mendoza, Program Coordinator & Global Faculty (Mexico)

Fatima Mendoza (she/her/hers) is the newest member of Augsburg's CGEE-Mexico team. She will be coordinating your urban homestays, helping Antonio to set up the internships and fieldwork placements, teaching BIO 118 (Environmental Biology), and assisting with a variety of other tasks.

Fátima was born in Mexico City. When she was ten, she moved to Cuernavaca, where she grew up surrounded by beautiful green spaces with lots of ecological diversity.
She attended a Montessori school, where aside from the usual school subjects, she was introduced to a very conscious education, developing vegetable gardens, learning how to compost, developing habits such as waste separation, cultivating interest in these subjects, that endure until now.

She decided to study a degree in Environmental Science because this career had a social and interdisciplinary approach. She studied an Environmental Science Bachelor and then got a Master’s degree in Teaching of Science (biology) both at UNAM Campus Morelia.

In 2016, she had a great opportunity to do an internship with Dr. Peter Mclaren at Chapman University in Orange, California, where she included the Critical Pedagogy perspective in the Ecopedagogy framework of her master’s thesis Project.

She has focused on developing projects related to Education for Sustainability and the divulgation of science. She has also worked at a children’s museum in Guadalajara where she was in charge of the science divulgation and content development area.  In 2018 she won a fellowship to do an intensive internship at Pavilhão do Conhecimento Science Museum in Lisbon Portugal.

She is also the mother of an 8-year-old very active child, and she’s very passionate about exploring landscapes and new places with him. She recently came back to Cuernavaca and joined the CGEE team. She is very excited to join the place where she can do what she enjoys the most and collaborate towards building transformative and significant education processes.