TWRI Faculty Fellowitzamendoza@tamu.edu
Itza Mendoza, Ph.D., is a TWRI faculty fellow. Her research interests include experimental and mathematical models to understand the transport and persistence of contaminants in the environment and associated health effects. She is currently working on antibiotic resistance in the environment and how humans contribute to and are affected by reservoirs of contaminant antibiotics and antibiotic-resistance genes in the soil.
Mendoza studied civil engineering at Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico. She conducted master's and doctoral studies in environmental engineering at Texas A&M University, conducted postdoctoral training at Michigan State University and held a research assistant position at Tufts University. She is now an assistant professor at Texas A&M School of Public Health.