June 13, 2017
Join us in welcoming Mariana Garcia Medina to the Fish Team as our new intern!
Mariana was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She immigrated, along with her family, to the United States at the age of three. Since then, Mariana has considered Tigard, Oregon to be her home.
As a recent graduate of Portland State University, Mariana is thrilled to contribute and learn as part of the team. Mariana is passionate about her community, civic engagement and social justice. Her goal is to work in policy, advocate for underserved communities and be a resource for them. Throughout her time at Portland State, Mariana held many leadership positions, including Director of Las Mujeres, a Latina empowerment organization, and student ambassador. She has also had the opportunity to intern with the Oregon Latino Agenda for Action, Office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and the Center for Women’s Leadership. She is currently working on her research of immigration detention centers as a McNair Scholar and serves on the Alumnae Board for the Center for Women’s Leadership.
Mariana loves to explore new places, try new foods and dance at every opportunity.