Diana Medina 

I am a first generation Latina born and raised in Los Angeles and living in Sacramento. I am a lifelong community advocate and nerdy goofball who is in touch with all my feels. My mission in life is to use clarity, compassion, and comic relief make the world a better place. I put my passions to work professionally as a project manager for various nonprofit causes and creatively as a poet, storyteller, and self-proclaimed extreme crafter.

I am also a foodie, pop culture enthusiast, curator of fun facts, sister, daughter, and aunt. I love cooking, coffee, puns, thrift stores, knitting, hip hop, home decor, and my huge hilarious Mexican family. All of which I have a poem or story about. I am now venturing into writing, performing, coaching, and other creative endeavors in order to let my purpose come out and play and inspire others to do the same. 


Professional/Educational Accomplishments and Honors

  • Master in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (Fight On!)
  • BA in Political Science from California State University, Northridge (Go Matadors!)
  • Alumna, Education Pioneers Fellowship 
  • Alumna, Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs

Personal Accomplishments and Honors

  • Daughter of Jose & Natalia, sister to 7 siblings, Tia to 22 nieces and nephews
  • Resourceful reinventor of leftovers
  • Founder and Chief Merriment Officer at