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Juan Mendizabal

Director of Program Quality and Management

Juan Mendizabal serves as the Director of Program Quality and Management at LeaderShape. In this role, Juan is responsible for working with campuses as they prepare for LeaderShape’s programs: the Institute, Catalyst, Resilience, Courageous Dialogue, and Living in Possibility.

Juan earned an undergraduate degree in English Education and a certificate in Leadership Studies from Florida State University. After a few years teaching middle school and high school students, he earned a master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida and spent nearly a decade in higher education administration and adjunct faculty roles before joining the LeaderShape team. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is studying the experience of personal healing through leadership education.

Outside of work, Juan loves long walks in Pittsburgh’s many beautiful parks, spoiling his dog, and making vegan/gluten free meals with his partner. He is also a certified mindfulness teacher through the Center for Koru Mindfulness.