Maritza Mendoza is excited to join Brilla as a first grade teacher. Ms. Mendoza graduated from the University at Albany with a B.A. in Biology and is currently a Teach for America Corp Member. Ms. Mendoza is ready to instill her love for science and the outdoors into the hearts of all Brilla scholars. Ms. Mendoza was born in Mexico and raised in New York. As a first generation college graduate, Ms. Mendoza is ready to motivate all students to reach for the stars.