OTL Team @ Muirlands Middle School
Volunteer Coordinator / Media Educator: Payton Williams
Payton is a San Diego transplant from the great state of Texas where she earned her B.S. in Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a storyteller first and foremost and brings her passion with her everywhere she goes. After working with several startups and small nonprofits, she's found herself in the midst of completing a year of service as an Americorps VIP (Volunteer Infrastructure Program) member for Outside the Lens. Her dog Max is always by her side even when she's binge watching Law and Order:SVU.
Media Educator: Raquel Mendoza
Raquel earned her MFA in Sculpture from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA from San Diego State University. Prior to joining Outside the Lens, Raquel worked as an International Baccalaureate Visual Art instructor in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, while also serving as Secretary for the Playa Flamingo Cultural Association. Raquel also previously taught Visual Communications at Westwood College Chicago, and woodworking at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's First Year Program. Raquel is excited to form part of the OTL team and integrating the arts to the community. She enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, working out, and romantic walks to Home Depot.