Cythina Medina, MSW, BA
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Office: Worden 11
Phone: 210-434-6711, ext. 2502
PhD Candidate (ABD), School of Social Work, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
Master of Social Work, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1995.
BA in Sociology, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, 1978.
Ms. Medina began working in the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University in 2001 as an adjunct professor, and in 2004, she became an assistant professor and director of the Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism, a position she held through 2010. Prior to coming to OLLU, Ms. Medina was a counselor for the Life Skills Program of the Family Violence Prevention Services from 2001-2003. Her presentations and publications include “Silenced Voices: HIV, Violence, and Women, Girls, Mothers, Daughters, Aunties, Sisters, Cousins, Partners, Neighbors, Friends” National Women & Girls AIDS Awareness Day Event, March 2007, San Antonio; “Anarchy and Service-Learning” National Conference on Civic Engagement, Feb 2007, Austin; “Psychological and spiritual growth in women living with HIV”; “The researcher within: Integrating research and practice"; and “Epidemics of violence and HIV/AIDS: Results from two related studies of women in Hawaii.”
Ms. Medina is president of the board of directors for Mujeres Unidas Contra el SIDA (Women United Against AIDS) in San Antonio; member of Hoy en Adelante, Diabetes Outreach Theater Program, a project of the National Latina Health Network; consultant/instructor for MATCH/PATCH (Mothers and Their Children/Papas and Their Children), Bexar County Adult Detention Center, San Antonio; and founding member for PEERS for Women (Partnerships for Education, Empowerment, Resources, and Support for Women), San Antonio.