Heidi Mendoza is a former Commission on Audit (COA) auditor who testified before the House of Representatives regarding anomalies in the military.
Mendoza is the daughter of a police officer, and is a reserve officer herself in the military with a rank of lieutenant colonel.
She finished her master’s degree in national security administration in 2003 at the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP).
After graduating from the NDCP, she was asked by former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo to investigate anomalies in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
She worked with the COA for more than 20 years and became an expert in fraud investigations of government transactions.