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Assistant Director for Leadership Education & Development
Juan Mendizabal is the Assistant Director for Leadership Education and Development who believes in our collective capacity to create positive, sustainable change.
Juan believes leadership development connects us to one another through complex inner and outer work. For Juan, leadership is best reimagined as a values-based, non-hierarchical process that has real power to dismantle oppressive systems. Juan gets excited about identity development, social justice education, veganism, and mindfulness/contemplation practices, especially when he gets to teach and learn about them with students.
Juan earned a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Florida State University and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. Juan has served in the non-profit sector developing domestic and international youth leadership programs and currently serves as a Co-Lead Facilitator for LeaderShape, Inc.