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MVJ Welcomes New Member to Advisory Board

By December 15, 2023December 27th, 2023News

Alberto B. Mendoza joins MVJ in an advisory role

December 19, 2023 — Military Veterans in Journalism is pleased to announce the addition of journalist, nonprofit leader and diversity advocate Alberto B. Mendoza to its Advisory Board. Currently the managing director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford, Mendoza brings a wealth of expertise in empowering diverse voices and transforming media landscapes to advise the MVJ team.

Alberto B. Mendoza, current managing director for the John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford, joins the Military Veterans in Journalism Advisory Board.

In his current role, Mendoza works to recruit candidates that reflect the variety of voices within the news industry. He previously served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and helped the organization develop lasting membership and revenue streams. Mendoza also led the creation of the Hispanic Cultural Competency Handbook and founded palabra, an NAHJ platform amplifying stories within the Hispanic community.

Mendoza’s dedication to creating and bringing about change extends into community advocacy. He has served as president and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air, an organization dedicated to policy advocacy in California, and created, a nonprofit platform providing a space for Latinx LGBTQ+ individuals to share their stories. He is also on the advisory boards of the Pivot Fund and the TransLatina Coalition.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Alberto to the MVJ Advisory Board,” said Zack Baddorf, MVJ’s Executive Director. “For the past three years, his advice on strategy and fundraising has helped me grow as a nonprofit leader, and I’m grateful for his guidance. His unparalleled dedication to amplifying underrepresented voices and driving tangible change aligns perfectly with our mission at MVJ, and we believe Alberto’s wealth of experience and advice will be incredibly helpful in steering our organization’s future.”

Military Veterans in Journalism extends a warm welcome to Alberto B. Mendoza as he joins the MVJ Advisory Board. We look forward to learning from him in the near future and to seeing the collaboration his addition will bring.