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Emily Medica

Research Assistant

I am an endlessly inquisitive individual with a passion for public service and positive social change. I bring a unique multi-disciplinary perspective to my work. My academic background studying history, political science, and economics, professional background as a political organizer, and varied personal experiences have created a motley set of skills and expertise – to go along with a penchant for fun facts.

Working at Informing Change perfectly combines my two passions: supporting organizations that do truly amazing things while simultaneously learning and engaging with a multitude of topics and subjects. I get to learn new things, develop new skills, and interact with some of the most passionate and impressive individuals I have had the privilege of meeting.

I’m an avid hiker and proud Oregonian. On my personal time, I love to visit museums that are actively working to decolonize history.

  • Environmental justice and environmentalism
  • Racial equity and capitalism
  • Human health benefits of exposure to the environment and urban green space
  • History and present political context of secessionist movements in the Pacific Northwest (especially the proposed sates of Siskiyou, Lincoln, and Jefferson)
  • About two dozen other things
Prior Experience
  • Writing Tutor, Portland Community College
  • Field Organizer (Minnesota), Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign
  • Research Assistant, Portland State University
  • BS, Political Science, Portland State University
  • BA, History, Portland State University
  • Minor in Economics

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