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David Mendosa

Last Update: October 18, 2007

993 E. Moorhead Circle Suite 2F
Boulder, Colorado 80305
(720) 319-8423


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VOCATIONAL GOAL: To be America's best writer and consultant about diabetes.


  • Writing and editing for Web sites, newspapers, magazines, U.S. Army, U.S. Civil Service and U.S. Foreign Service, with emphasis on diabetes, business, technology, and politics.
  • Experience in government and business while living and working on East and West Coasts, in Africa and Europe.
  • Knowledge of journalism, political science, anthropology, economics, accounting and real estate, combined with intellectual curiosity, attention to detail, organization and efficiency.

  • 1998 - Present: Diabetes consultant.
  • 1993 - Present: Freelance writer.
  • 1989 - 1993: Associate and then senior editor, Hispanic Business magazine.
  • 1988 - 1989: Freelance writer and contributing editor, Hispanic Business magazine.
  • 1982 - 1988: Computer and electronics sales, management and consulting.
  • 1980 - 1981: Senior writer, Hispanic Business magazine.
  • 1977 - 1980: Real estate sales.
  • 1961 - 1976: Management of economic assistance programs for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C., Kenya and Malawi.
  • 1959: Editor-in-chief, The Highlander, University of California, Riverside.
  • 1957 - 1958: Correspondent for the Overseas Weekly, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 1955 - 1957: Writer, U.S. Army public and troop information office, Würzburg, Germany.
  • 1954 - 1955: Assistant sports editor, Riverside Enterprise, Riverside, California.


  • 1961 M.A., government, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California.
  • 1960 B.A. with honors, political science, University of California, Riverside.


  • Hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing in the Rocky mountains.
  • Taking pictures with my digital cameras.
  • Listening to classical music, particularly Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert. Also ragas, Leonard Cohen, mellow rock, Dixieland jazz, country, and Cajun music.
  • Playing chess.
  • Reading, particularly history and biographies.
  • Maintaining and improving my Web site.

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