Yuliana Mendez

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Business Faculty, Yuba College
Marysville Campus, ,

MBA, University of Southern California (USC), Marshall School of Business
BA, California State University, Sacramento 

Yuliana’s passion for Yuba College goes back to her teenage years. Born in Yuba City and raised in Live Oak, her parents, who are immigrant farmworkers, emphasized the importance of education to her and her siblings. While attending Live Oak High School, she was recruited to be a part of Yuba College’s first Upward Bound cohort. During the summers in high school, she lived, worked, and attended classes here on campus.

After graduating with a degree in philosophy from Sacramento State, Yuliana began her eight-year career with the California Legislature. She started as an intern and ultimately was promoted to became the youngest and first Latina Deputy Director of Gubernatorial Appointments for the California State Senate. During that time, she became interested in business and social entrepreneurship. Eventually, she left politics to pursue an MBA at USC Marshall School of Business. 

After business school, she moved back to Live Oak and started a social enterprise that included a youth entrepreneurship program. She applied business and leadership principles to teach high school students and other community members the value of entrepreneurship.

“I owe so much of my successes to my early experiences at Yuba College”, Yuliana explained. “The Upward Bound program opened my eyes to what was possible. I knew that one day I wanted to find a way to give back and help empower my community.”

In 2018 she began teaching at Yuba College and now teaches full time in her role as an Associate Professor of Business. 

Courses Offered Include:

  • Business Math
  • Global Business
  • Business Communications
  • Business Computer Appplications
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General & Advanced Office Procedures

Bringing the Business World to Yuba College


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Contact this instructor: ymendez@yccd.edu,

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