Meet the 2023 Boards and Commissions Fellowship Cohort


Eric Medina

Hailing from the state of California, Eric Medina first got his start in community organizing while attending community college in his hometown of Visalia. It was there that Eric learned about the impact communities can have if they work together. 

After earning his degree in Public Service and studying Mandarin Chinese in 2019, Eric moved to New Hampshire to work as a Field Organizer for the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign, where he led over two dozen local volunteers and over 300 regional volunteers to win the state primary.

After the campaign, Eric moved back to his home state where he worked briefly as an Education Program Leader with children of farmworkers before moving to Idaho. Eric now works for a non-profit dedicated to bringing greater representation to Latinx communities. 

Eric is excited to participate in this fellowship because he wants to bring this experience to his community and to encourage others to become involved in the political process. In his free time Eric enjoys volunteering for other non-profits in the Treasure Valley, frequent the many libraries in Boise, and travel.