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Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Qué Means What
San Antonio, Texas
Melanie Mendez-Gonzales is an online media entrepreneur and the creator of ¿Qué Means What? – a leading Latina lifestyle blog featuring cultura in entertainment – featuring Latinos in TV, movies and music; education – providing resources and highlighting Latinos in STEM; and family life – story-telling as a wife and a mom of boys.
¿Qué Means What? originally served as a platform where Melanie shared about the re-discovery of her Mexican-American heritage. Growing up, she felt a disconnection but she has turned this ‘culture identity crisis’ into a conversation that encourages others to celebrate their own culture in daily life.

Melanie has been named a 2014 American Latino Expedition Influencer by National Park Foundation; a Top Bloguera by LATISM in 2014 and 2013; and an SA2020 ambassador – an education advocate in San Antonio. She recently co-founded Texas Latino Bloggers – an online community to empower the Latino voices in Texas.