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Gabriella Mendez

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About Gabriella Mendez

Gabriella Mendez is a UCSB English graduate and avid pop culture and film lover. She adores cartoons, A24 productions, and the female perspective. During her academic career, she received the Mighty Pen Award and Engaging Humanities Fellowship. When she isn't writing, Gabriella can often be found rewatching Adventure Time, playing Animal Crossing, or procrastinating by making new playlists.

Favorite Media

Gabriella is primarily knowledgeable on television, and  particularly interested in cartoons and drama series. Some of her favorite shows include Adventure Time, The Bear, and Game of Thrones. She has a special affinity for whimsy and darkness when it comes to film, with Pan's Labyrinth, Sin City, and Coraline among her top choices. When it comes to gaming, she is an avid cozy gamer who indulges in Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, and The Legend of Zelda whenever she can.

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