Lecturer, Student Field Director
BA, Sociology, California State University, Northridge
MSW, University of Southern California
Marcella Mendez is Student Field Coordinator and a lecturer in the Social Work department. She began teaching Field Instruction part-time in 2009. In 2011, she became a full-time lecturer. Ms. Mendez teaches courses in Social Work Practice and Field Instruction. Ms. Mendez earned her BA from Cal State Northridge in Sociology, with emphasis in Counseling and Interviewing, and her MSW from USC with concentration in Families and Children and sub-concentration in School Setting Pupil Personnel Services. Ms. Mendez is a California state-licensed clinical social worker and has worked 20 years at several non-profit agencies within the Los Angeles area. Ms. Mendez has experience working with pregnant teens and teen mothers, children and adults with developmental disabilities and as a director of client care providing out-patient mental health services to children and families.