Emily Mendez speaks with Avid.

Emily Mendez grew up near Fort Worth, Texas, where she spent most of her childhood creating family videos with her siblings. After graduating as a film major from TCU, she made her way to Los Angeles where she received her masters degree in film editing at the American Film Institute. It was at AFI that she was lucky enough to study under many talented editors, including DONN CAMBERN, ACE, and FARREL LEVY, ACE, who encouraged her interest in visual storytelling to bloom. This mentorship led to Emily’s eventual entrance into television, where she has worked on the editorial teams for THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE RESIDENT, LIGHT AS A FEATHER, ROSEWOOD, and most recently THE LAST OF US. During THE LAST OF US, Emily was given the opportunity to rise from assistant editor to co-editor alongside TIMOTHY GOOD, ACE, for four episodes. Her partnership with Tim has allowed Emily’s understanding of editorial architecture and design to flourish.