Open Mic Host and Story Coach
Diana Medina is a first-generation Mexican-American poet and educator born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Her mission in life is to use her gift with words to bring more clarity, compassion, and comic relief to the world. She believes that this is how she will leave the world better than she found it. She is the Founder and Chief Merriment Officer of Off The Clocker, a company that provides poetic interventions for an ever-changing world in the form of events, micro-coaching, consulting services, inspirational merchandise, publications, and performances. She is also the Program Director at The Practice Space, a Bay Area nonprofit that seeks to build confidence and community through communication skill development programs that advance inclusion, develop empathy, and elevate underrepresented voices for people of all ages. In 2020, Diana released her debut poetry collection, Healing Out Loud through Alegria Publishing. Her writings have been featured in Modern Latina Magazine and StoryCenter. Diana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. She is our Open Mic host and a story coach.