Claudia Mendoza is Head of Policy and Research at the Jewish Leadership Council.
Prior to joining the Jewish Leadership Council she was a Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute, a London based think tank. Her focus was the Middle East, with a special interest in Iran and the transitioning Arab states. She is a former Legacy Heritage Fellow and has worked at various think tanks focusing her research on the Gulf States.
She has an MA in Israeli and Jewish Diaspora Studies from SOAS and a BSc in Biochemistry from UCL. She is an alumnus of the Adam Science Foundation Leadership Programme.