Pico de Orizaba, Veracruz


Adela Mendoza


Adela is an international professional skilled at building strategic collaborative partnerships, facilitating cross-cultural relationships, and leading diverse teams and coalitions.  In her role as Executive Director of the Hispanic Alliance, Adela is driving systemic change to increase access to opportunity for the emerging Hispanic community.


Before joining the Alliance, Adela worked for SE Consulting, Inc., and was Statewide Program Manager for the South Carolina Immigrant Victim Network, where she helped establish international cooperative relations among foreign consulates and US organizations.  Adela lives in Greenville, SC and is a native of Veracruz, Mexico, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Journalism from Universidad del Valle.


Adela is an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, a Liberty Fellow, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.  She is also a graduate of Leadership Greenville and Furman University's Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Institute, which in 2018 honored her with their "Outstanding Contribution to International Diversity Award”. In 2018 Adela was recognized by the McNulty Foundation and the Aspen Institute among six fellows from around the world for her venture, the Student Dreamers Alliance (visit scdreamers.org).


Adela serves on the boards of Community Foundation of Greenville, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce where she serves as Vice Chair of Leadership Development, and Legacy Charter School, as well as the United Way Community Investment Cabinet and MedEx Academy Advisory Board.

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