Aileen Mendez, MS, CRNA, earned her MS in nursing from Columbia University and has been a CRNA at Johns Hopkins since 2000. She is co-director of the high school mentorship program in the pediatric operating rooms, co-creator of the Pedi-Learn program, and helps to organize pediatric CRNA orientation. Additionally she is a member of the pediatric fellow competency committee, the operating room handoff tool project, and the operating room sustainability committee. She has a passion for decreasing waste and “greening” the operating rooms.