Gloria Mendoza is the Puerto Rican “Queen Bee” of the Hispanics in prison. Our first real contact with Mendoza occurs when she concocts the “santeria potion” for Daya, who wanted to abort C.O. John Bennett‘s baby. Mendoza is appointed to head of the kitchen once Red is pegged for C.O. George “Pornstache” Mendez‘s contraband trafficking scam. Before Litchfield Penitentiary, Gloria ran her own Santeria store and was arrested for fraud.