Rafael Medina is the senior media coordinator at American Progress, where he handles the day-to-day communications for the Immigration Policy and Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative teams. Medina also manages all Ethnic Media matters.

Prior to becoming the senior media coordinator, Medina served as the ethnic media associate at American Progress. As a FirstGEN Fellow, he served as the legalization intern at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC). Medina also worked as a research assistant for professor Teofilo Ruiz at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); volunteered as a JusticeCorps member for the Los Angeles Superior Court; and was a UCLA law fellow. He also served as a teaching assistant at University High School and the UCLA Lab School.

Medina holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in education studies from UCLA. He served as the president of the UCLA Boxing Club and competed at the collegiate level. He is a Los Angeles native.

By Rafael Medina
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Puerto Rico and the Apathy of the Federal GovernmentMediumMarch 20, 2018