We are thrilled to announce that David Medina ’05 has been elected by his fellow graduates to serve as the 2024 graduate trustee. In this role, David will serve a three-year term on the Nobles Board of Trustees, where his unique perspectives and insights will help shape the strategic direction of the school. 

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David has had two previous stints at Nobles, first as a student and then as a faculty member from 2009–2014. He played varsity soccer, was a senior prefect, and was a member of the Multicultural Student Association, Brother 2 Brother (Nobles’ affinity group for male students of color), and the Peer Help Program. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the College of the Holy Cross, he returned to Nobles as the assistant director of diversity initiatives and directed the strategy and implementation of Nobles’ diversity, equity, and inclusion programming. He also taught in the history department and coached soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.

David earned a Master of Arts in international security from George Washington University in 2016. Since then, he has dedicated more than five years to combating transnational human trafficking in Colombia, Mexico, Central America, Thailand and Southeast Asia, and the continental United States. He has worked with numerous nonprofits in those countries to develop mitigation strategies, close policy loopholes, and improve service provision to survivors. Currently, he is a cyber threat intelligence consultant at Recorded Future, the world’s largest threat intelligence company. Before that, he was at Booz Allen Hamilton as a federal government program manager and at Polaris, a Washington, D.C.-based global nonprofit combatting transnational human trafficking. He was an intelligence analyst and a research and engagement manager. David has also worked at Univision, World Bank Group, and Espacios de Mujer.

In 2020, David received the Ohtli Award, the highest honor bestowed by the government of Mexico to an individual outside of Mexico, for helping to inform and pass national and international policy results to combat transnational human trafficking. He was also awarded the Presidential Service Award in 2016 for successful work with the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State Office to monitor and combat trafficking in persons to counter transnational criminal organizations.

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