Born in Miami-Dade County, Florida on November 30, 1993, Ian Anthony Medina knew the face of poverty and adversity since day 1. Ian's ancestors--Colombian immigrants and White immigrants--came to the United States and gave Ian a world of opportunity. In 1999, Ian graduated kindergarten from Our Lady of Charity in Hialeah, Florida where his drive for education and desire to rise above his circumstances began. During elementary and middle school, he excelled despite the constant shifting back and forth between public school and private school. He ignored familiar challenges focusing on school instead and thinking from a very young age on how he would make a difference in America. In 2007, he enrolled at Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, Florida where he took Advanced Placement and honors courses in addition to being active in extra-curricular activities and sports. In 2011, he graduated high school with a diploma in honors and re-located to Gainesville, Florida. In Gainesville, Ian enrolled at the University of FLorida where he received a full-ride scholarship under the University of Florida's Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program for socio-economically disadvantaged first-generation college students. At UF, Ian grew passionate over the rule of law and government. In 2015, Ian graduated from UF with honors at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Criminology. Shortly thereafter, he enrolled at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he completed his first-year coursework in pursuit of his Doctor of Law degree.
During the summer of 2016, Ian externed for Judge Van Vorst in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida. In 2016, Ian transferred law schools and enrolled at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. At Emory Law School, Ian was involved in the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) because of his commitment to public service. In Atlanta, Ian gained vast and comprehensive practical legal experience as an intern at the Fulton County District Attorney's Office under District Attorney Paul Howard and Senior Assistant District Attorney Fani Willis. Later on, Ian continued his public service in Georgia as an extern at Gwinnett County's District Attorney's Office under District Attorney Danny Porter and Senior Assistant District County Jennifer Hendee. While working as a student prosecutor in metro Atlanta, Ian was sworn-in under Georgia's Third Year Practice Act and gained valuable advocacy experience in court defending the government of the United States of America. Not only did Ian gain experience in government, he also gained legal experience in private practice.
In 2019, Ian graduated from Emory University School of Law with the degree Doctor of Law. He then moved to Florida where he continued to gain legal experience. With a focus and commitment to serve his entire country, Ian decided to move to New York City to expand his horizons in America. On December 2020, Ian moved to the Big Apple. Shorty thereafter, on January 2021, Ian enrolled at Pace University in Manhattan pursuing his Masters in Business Administration degree. On February 2021, with the support of family, friends and the community, Ian decided to run for Congress seeking election as New York's 10th and Georgia's 5th Congressional Districts Representative in the United States House of Representatives.
Ian is a democrat with moderate centrist views on topics shifting right on topics such as patriotism, country music, abortion, the free market and support for our military. He was born Catholic, but is now Jewish and is modern observant. Ian is single with no children and happily resides in the Financial District of the Lower Manhattan neighborhood of New York City.