Mr. Mendez, a former student of the Casa Grande Elementary School District, attended Mesquite Elementary School and Cactus Middle School. He received a Bachelors of Science in Economics and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University in 2017. Furthermore, he received a Masters in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2020. Mr. Mendez works for Abbott Laboratories as a data analyst within its nutrition division. He previously served as the Chairman of the Police Advisory Board for the City of Casa Grande. He now serves on the Executive Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor, an organization that provides after-school programs to students in Casa Grande, Arizona City, and Maricopa.