Dr. Valerie M. Mendoza serves as the Director of a Title III grant for Washburn University. Originally from Kansas, Dr. Mendoza received her Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley and has served as a history professor at various universities specializing in 20th Century US history and Latinx studies. Along with Norma E. Cantu, she co-edited a special volume of the American Studies Journal of Latinx social justice issues published in the fall 2017. At Humanities Kansas she sparked the conversation with projects such as Camina Conmigo/Walk with me driving tour of Latino Cultural sites in Kansas City Latino History of Kansas City - Clio. Dr. Mendoza also served as historian for the short documentary “Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Lives of Mexican American Women in Kansas” filmed in the summer of 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6toARl9_L8.