Dr Elizabeth Elizabeth Mendez-Shannon
Social Work - Masters Programs
Department of Social Work
Personal Biography Statement
C. Elizabeth Mendez-Shannon, L.M.S.W., Ph.D.
Dr. Mendez-Shannon is an Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is originally from New York where she served the Harlem community for ten years in the areas of child welfare, community activism, and with immigrant rights advocacy. She helped mobilize New York City with disaster relief during the 9/11 attacks in New York assisting families and communities with recovery, relief and healing. While in Colorado she worked at the Mental Health Partners (MHP) Boulder County for one of their community clinics, Clinica Campesina/People’s Clinic as a Behavior Health Specialist. Until recently Elizabeth worked for MHP pursuing a passion for integrative services so that patients could benefit from holistic care.
As a consultant for various organizations such as foundations, health care centers and grass-root organizations, Elizabeth conducted specific trainings and related research in the areas of leadership, community organization, immigration education, asset-mapping for Latino communities and health care initiatives.
Elizabeth’s life experiences inspired a passion to blend meditation and self-care. She hopes to continue integrating social work and self-care in her professional career.