Medina serves on ECWA's Fundraising Committee and Local Government and Policy Committee and is most passionate about making everyone a fundraiser and advocate for nature. She is especially excited about advocating for the creation of the Heron Rookery State Nature Preserve. She joined ECWA's board because she wanted to work alongside the organization responsible for advocating for recreational spaces and conservation of land in her neighborhood near Glennstone Preserve. Medina is an urban planner with a background in community organizing and public policy. She has worked on both the legislative and community advocacy sides of affordable housing, transportation planning, landmark preservation, and urban redevelopment projects, including The High Line and the Hudson Yards redevelopment in NYC. Now she spends her days homeschooling her two children, manages a small homestead of chicken, goats, and a modest vegetable and fruit garden, and is completing her first term as a Durham Open Space and Trails Commissioner.