Elizabeth Mendez

Elizabeth is a freelance Washington contributor for San José Spotlight.

She grew up in East Side San Jose and attended Santa Clara University before moving to the East Coast to study journalism at Columbia.

She is most interested in doing stories that highlight injustice and show how policies impact families and their communities.

Prior to moving to Washington, Elizabeth covered the 2016 election with Telemundo’s political unit in Miami and worked as an assignment editor for Al Jazeera America in New York.

San Jose Iranian group considers security amid tensions over U.S. attack

WASHINGTON. D.C. — On the heels of an announcement Thursday that the U.S. military had killed Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top military leader, one Iranian advocacy group in the South Bay is preparing for heightened security risks. “Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the...

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