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Lissette Mendoza, Managing Editor

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Lissette Mendoza has been working as bilingual journalist in the City of Long Beach for the past seven years. She is currently the managing editor for the Signal Tribune, a weekly community newspaper covering the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill. She started at the Tribune as an editorial intern before being promoted to a staff writer and later digital editor. Previously she was a staff writer and layout designer for Cal State University’s Dig Magazine. Mendoza was also editor-in-chief for Long Beach City College’s Viking News where she also contributed as a staff writer, layout designer and later as photo editor. She specializes in working in leadership roles and her mission is to utilize her skills to give a voice to underrepresented communities and cultivate editorial teams to reach their fullest potential. Mendoza has won several first-place awards for her journalism work, most recently two first-place awards from the California News Publishers Association for profile story and feature photo and six awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, including three 1st place awards for a feature story, feature photo and photo essay.