Silvia Torrez Mendoza, Ed.D.

Silvia Torrez Mendoza

Contact Information

Success Coach
School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design

Office Location

  • LRC 201 (M/R/F)
  • FA 124 (T/W)
  • Hablo Español
School / Office / Department
Office of Student Success

Personal Information



Prior to joining Saddleback College, she spent 7 years working at CSU Fullerton directly supporting first-year students, student veterans, and former foster youth. Silvia is a first-generation college student and the first in her family to earn an undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree. She is passionate about supporting students to develop their goals, maximize their strengths, and build leadership skills. Through her coaching style, she hopes to focus on building awareness of your strengths as you build your future plans.

Formal Education

  • Chemeketa Community College: A.A. Oregon Transfer
  • CSU Fullerton: B.A. Communication Studies with a minor in Chicano/a Studies and M.S. Higher Education
  • Azusa Pacific University: Ed.D. Educational Leadership

Certifications and Training

  • Career Launch Certified
  • NASPA Certified Peer Educator Trainer

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • Mendoza, S. T. (2022). Strengths development: An action research study of academic self-efficacy in undecided 1st-year college students. (Publication No. 29260081) [Doctoral dissertation, Azusa Pacific University]. ProQuest Dissertation Publishing.