Assistant Parade Co-Manager

Ben Mendoza

Ben Mendoza

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs


Ben has volunteered with San Diego Pride since 2015. In that time, they have volunteered with the Festival (front gate, exhibitor relations, and entertainment) and currently works with the Parade Team as the Assistant Parade Co-Manager with Benn Joyce.

Ben is a non-binary, queer, Latinx community advocate that is passionate about facilitating leadership and identity development work as well as an intersectional approach to justice. This passion has empowered them to serve as a Board Member on the City Heights Town Council, as a Research Advisory Committee Member for the Kim Center for Social Balance, on the MeTooLGBTQ Conference planning committee, and they are a graduate of the Victory Institute that prepares present and future LGBTQ candidates to build winning political campaigns.

During the day, Ben serves as the Community Programs Advisor in the Student Promoted Access Center for Education and  Service at the University of California, San Diego where they proudly work alongside student leaders working every day to bridge educational equity.