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Monica Medina

Director of Community Development & Engagement

Monica Medina served as director of community development and engagement, where she was charged with donor cultivation in San Diego's diverse communities and grant oversight. In that role, she also oversaw major outreach initiatives, including One Book, One San Diego, which, in 2016, celebrated 10 years of promoting literacy in San Diego, Imperial Valley and Tijuana. Other activities include: the national outreach effort for "Splash & Bubbles," a PBS children’s learning series about oceans and rivers from the Jim Henson Company; Community Heroes, an initiative in partnership with the National Conflict Resolution Center, honoring individuals who give selflessly to build civility and community in San Diego; and KPBS Kids Workshops, which is implemented in partnership with the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido. Monica, who was once honored with the prestigious National Center for Media Engagement, Outreach Professional of the Year Award, has a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland.