Dana Mendoza

Year Joined: 2017

Field: Psychology & Social Behavior / Healthcare

Fun Fact: Has played cello for over 10 years

Dream Lion: Black lion with green accents, black bristle fur, Fut San (Zhang Fei)

Dana was drawn to lion dance after seeing a stunt from afar and wondering what it would feel like to jump that high. Prior to joining, her main hobby was orchestra, which helped in learning instruments and dancing to the beat of the drum. Dana's favorite part of lion dance is surprising the audience and giving them a performance they won't forget. She has also found that through dancing and drumming over years, she has become better at adapting to unpredictable situations and has come to recognize the importance of clear communication with team members. Dana hopes by spreading lion dance we inspire others to push themselves and try something new...like joining an LD team!