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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 and then at Sonoma State University. In 2018, Omar was elected as the Area 4 Trustee to the Santa Rosa City Schools. He also coordinates the work of UndocuFund for Fire Relief which provides aid to undocumented families impacted by North Bay wildfires. Omar’s advice to EAHS students: “The choices you make during these next four years 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.”