Francisco Mendez Diaz is the national director of academics for Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He crossed at the Nu Chapter located at the University of California, San Diego, and has been with the organization for three years. Francisco received the Nu Chapter President’s Choice Award in 2014. He has four years of experience in the biomedical sciences research industry. He is a graduate student researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz, conducting and assisting in biomedical sciences research. Before his current role, he was a junior specialist researcher at Partch Lab in UCSC, and a research assistant in UCSD. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the UCSD. Francisco is currently living in Santa Cruz.