Justine Medina (she/hers) is Navajo, Winnebago, Menominee and is from Tongva and Acjachemen Territory (Long Beach, CA). Justine is committed and passionate about serving her Native American community. At the age of 15 years old her community service began as a volunteer at the American Indian Community Council and participated in United Native Youth of Los Angeles.
Justine received her BA in Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles after transferring from Rio Hondo Community College and received an MA in International Administration from the University of Denver. Her interest in policy began with her personal experience. She was intrigued that Federal Indian Policy brought her maternal grandparents to Los Angeles as a result of the Indian Relocation Act.
Justine has held many roles working within the community. Some of her previous roles are Assistant Director of Native American/Alaskan Recruiter at UCLA and Transfer Admission Counselor/Native American Outreach at UCI. Most recently she held a role as a Community Organizer at California Native Project leading their Indigenous Education Now! Campaign and Native Youth for Justice youth organizing program.