Production and Online Director
Espinoza coordinates placement of editorial and advertising material in the magazine, oversees the magazine’s Web site, and handles many other aspects of print and online production. She came to Orange Coast from Tu Ciudad, a hip Los Angeles-based Latino style and culture magazine published by Emmis Communications until June 2008. She holds a B.A. degree in graphic design from San Diego State University, and also has worked as a product manager in the music industry. Her Orange Coast baby shower in February 2009 triggered a wave of competitive narcissism among certain staffers who obsessed about the relative cuteness of their own baby pictures, requiring the creation of individual awards such as Best Dimples and Most Beautiful. Her daughter, Charlize Lissette Mendez, was born in April 2009.