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Omar Medina, Where Are They Now

Omar Medina

Class of 1997

School Board Trustee, Santa Rosa City Schools

Santa Rosa City Schools Trustee Omar Medina is a man of firsts. Omar is first-generation American, first in his family to graduate from college, in the first graduating class of EAHS and was the first Student Body President of Elsie Allen Lobos. Omar credits his experiences at EAHS for opening his eyes to the impact of poverty, inequity, stigma and the value of perseverance. Omar excelled first at Santa Rosa Junior College before transferring to Sonoma State University. In 2018, Omar was elected as the first Area 4 Trustee to the Santa Rosa City Schools. He now serves as the Program Manager for the Elsie Allen Foundation. Omar’s advice to EAHS students: “The choices you make during your four years at Elsie Allen are critical to the direction your life takes. Your education is an investment in your future. Don’t let the privilege of a free public education go to waste, make the best of it, and it will pay off exponentially in your future.”