Casey Mendoza graduated from Knox College with a degree in Political Science and a focus on political reporting and multimedia journalism.  There, she also worked for The Knox Student as both Photo-Editor and Editor-In-Chief. Beyond Knox, Mendoza has studied under the Washington Semester Journalism and New Media Program in Washington DC, where she also interned for documentary film company The Biscuit Factory.

Aside from academics, Mendoza also specializes in videography and video editing. In 2013, she began working as an editor for Question Mark Productions. Casey has worked on three Question Mark films, Why (2013), Fuck (2013) and Every Day (2014)—the last of which won her the award for “Best Editing” during the second annual Knox College 48hrs Film Festival.

In 2015, she produced a short news video on undocumented students at Knox College, which won First Place in Multimedia Reporting by the Illinois Collegiate Press Association. That same year, Mendoza took first place in the categories Feature Photo and Feature Page Layout.

Currently, Mendoza is working as a Post-baccalaureate Fellow for the Knox College Journalism Department, a photographer for The Register-Mail, and a Contributing Writer for Nations & States.