Hi! My name is Alissa Medina. I recently graduated NYU’s Media, Culture, and Communication program where I received training in theorizing media by taking classes on topics ranging from bitcoin to analyzing technologies surrounding post-9/11 trauma. My emphasis at MCC was digital media technologies, specifically online media and online communities with a 50 page thesis titled, “Undoing Haraway’s Cyborg: Gendering Virtual Spaces in the Virtual Gaze of Reddit.”
I am currently the co-founder of Fembot Magazine where I currently oversee the entire digital marketing, ecommerce, and social media plannng of the site. My knack for digital journalism/media, media theory, social media, and women’s politics come to the forefront in my work as the editor of Fembot.
In 2014, I graduated the University of California, Riverside, receiving an honors degree in English and Women’s Studies with cum laude recognition. At UC Riverside, I worked diligently on a senior honors thesis titled, “Post-Feminism, Riot Grrrl Polyvocality, And The Neo-Liberal Cartographies Of Girlhood.” The enthusiasm I felt towards analyzing media created by teens led me to apply to the tech-savvy Media, Culture, and Communication master’s program at NYU.
I invite you to look over my resume and writing clips to catch a glimpse of my work as a budding journalist and academic. I have worked at numerous places, and having just finished my education, wish to utilize my work as a media theorist and media enthusiast.