Meet Margarita Medina: An LA Native Turned Houstonian

The pleasure was all mine when I got to talk with fellow Houston Community College student, Margarita Medina. We talked about how she ended up in Houston, what she’s studying, her long-term plan, and more. The full interview is below:

Are you originally from Houston? If not, where are you from?

“I was actually born and raised in Los Angeles, California.”

What brought you to Houston and how long have you been here?

“I’ve been here 7 years. I came because I was actually just visiting my brother. I have five brothers and two older sisters. One of my brothers was out here for business and I was just going to visit him for the weekend and I just ended up staying.”

What are you studying and why did you choose that?

“I tried doing business management, it was just too much numbers and more of a head thing that it was with something more natural I guess you can say. So I chose public relations because I could connect more and it allows me to work with more people and different types of people.”

Do you plan on transferring to a university? If so, which one?

“Of course I’m going to be transferring to UH on their main campus because they have a big communications program.”

What impact did COVID have on your studies if any?

“I actually went back to school during COVID because I had taken a year off just so that I could work. When COVID hit, I was making more income so I was able to afford to go back to school so it was a positive for me.”

What do you plan on doing with the knowledge you’ve gained at HCC?

“Hopefully towards a career but I’m still indecisive on what exactly I can do with it.”

What do you plan on doing in the long term?

“I don’t know if you remember the show Pimp My Ride, but I used to work for them back in California. They have their own marketing team, so whenever they’d have a party or events, that team was in charge of decorating, sending out newsletters, and putting it out online. I would love to do something like that because it was always fun and creative.”

If you could pass on one nugget of wisdom to future generations, what would it be?

“Stay consistent in anything that you do.”