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Diana Medina

Senior Staff Member, The Practice Space

Diana Medina, a senior staff member at The Practice Space, is a first-generation Mexican American poet, educator, and storyteller born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has worked in the nonprofit sector uplifting communities of color for the last 16 years. Medina is an alumna of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and the Education Pioneers Graduate Fellowship. In 2021, she released her debut poetry collection Healing Out Loudthrough Alegria Publishing. Her writing has also been featured in Modern Latina magazine and StoryCenter. Medina holds a bachelor's degree in political science from California State University Northridge and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. She is a coauthor of Amplify Student Voices: Equitable Practices to Build Confidence in the Classroom (ASCD, 2023).


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