Gisselle Medina

Gisselle Medina

Class of 2024

Gisselle Medina’s identity consists of multitudes—a Latino, queer, non-binary from Los Angeles. They are a student journalist specializing in Narrative Writing and Multimedia. Through their reporting, they work to contribute in elevating diverse communities through investigating and accurately reporting on deep-rooted issues such as unequal access to mental health resources and racial inequality.

Medina inspires to be an investigative reporter, a multi-published poet, and founder of a non-profit organization for mental health. This is only the beginning of their journey. 


  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Master in Journalism with concentrations in Narrative Writing and Multimedia (c/o 2024)

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. English, Minor Journalism (c/o 2022)


  • Berkeley Journalism Fellowship (2022-2023)

  • AAUW Berkeley Scholarship (2021-2022)

  • UC Berkeley Arts Research Center, Poetry & the Senses Fellowship (2021-2022)

  • Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award
    Recipient (2018)


  • Greater Good Magazine, Latino Reporting Fellow, January 2023 - Present

  • Freelance Reporter, Oaklandside, August 2022 - Present

  • Oakland North, Education Equity beat, August 2022 - December 2022

  • The Daily Californian, Special Interests Writer and Photographer, October 2019 - May 2022

  • College Magazine, Staff Writer and Editor, September 2020 - June 2021


  • Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) -Member

  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) - Member

  • National Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA) -Member


Arts and Culture, Data Journalism, Education, Equity, Human Rights Issues, Intersectionality, Investigative Journalism, LGBTQAI+ Communities, Latino communities, Open Source Investigations, Policing Poverty, gentrification, k-12 education, mental health

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