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Demetrio Mendez-Rodriguez

Demetrio Mendez-Rodriguez grew up in Michoacán, a state in Central West Mexico.  Mendez-Rodriguez went to highschool in Mexico, and when he moved to the United States he went to college for two years at Portland Community College and then transferred to Portland State University. He graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a master's degree in Education. Mendez-Rodriguez became a high school Spanish teacher because he felt schools needed native speakers of spanish. He’s been at Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School for all his teaching career. Mendez-Rodriguez favorite kind of food is Thai.

Written by Henry Taylor, Intro to Journalism, Fall 2021