Mental Health/The Self Kare Summit

I'm so excited to be joining @Karolyn.Martin and other titleholders, & wellness professionals for this event on 9 Jan 2021 at 10am. Registration is OPEN: Don't miss this opportunity to learn more and Make 2021 your BEST year yet!

Mental Health/Self Kare Summit

I'm so excited to be joining @Karolyn.Martin and other titleholders, & wellness professionals for this event on 9 Jan 2021 at 10am. Registration is OPEN: Don't miss this opportunity to learn more and Make 2021 your BEST year yet!

Yoga Classes with p31 girls 2021 (monthly meeting/classes)

What a great way to kick-off 2021 with yoga classes with my p31 girls.  Today's class was challenging but motivating and fun! 

Operation PEACE 14th Annual Toy Drive

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 21, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Inpatient Ward welcomed Operation PEACE on Dec. 21.
Ensign Andolyn Medina, event founder, stopped by the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Hematology/Oncology Wards to gift children with Christmas presents before the holidays. This is the 14th annual Operation PEACE (Peer Empowerment and Community Engagement).
Medina, whose parents are both retired naval officers, was a patient in the Pediatrics Department when she was 8-years-old and said she missed out on a lot of holiday traditions with her family. When Medina recovered, she spoke with her mom about how she could give back.
“I realized how important it would be to give Christmas cheers to the children because I know firsthand what it feels like to be hospitalized during a holiday you look forward to,” Medina said. “Usually, Operation PEACE would consist of my pageant sisters joining us to give presents but because of COVID-19, we wanted to do things safer this year.”
Medina competed in junior beauty pageants and used her network of pageant competitors to start the holiday visit tradition to include many former Miss Virginias. Medina is a former Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen and Preteen and a prior Miss Virginia local titleholder. She has volunteered as an American Red Cross volunteer on the Hematology/Oncology Wards as well as completed an internship alongside Chris Brogan, NMCP’s child life specialist.
“For this year and every year moving forward, we want to dedicate Operation PEACE to Kaylyn Garrett,” Medina said. Garret, a former gift recipient, met Medina during the 2019 Operation PEACE visit. “She touched our hearts so much that we want to honor her legacy.”
As the U.S. Navy's oldest, continuously-operating military hospital since 1830, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth proudly serves past and present military members and their families. The nationally-acclaimed, state-of-the-art medical center, along with the area's 10 branch health and TRICARE Prime Clinics, provide care for the Hampton Roads area. The medical center also supports premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsman for future roles in healing and wellness.


Author: Seamen Imani Daniels

Filming of She Got It From Her Mama series

I am super excited and honored to have shared the stage with my mom!  During this filming, I got the opportunity to share a little of my story with the audience.  I hope that something that was shared by me and my mom will inspire, uplift and or motivate you to live their best life and be your best self! 

Miss America Peloton

Over this pandemic, I've found working out to be one of the biggest parts of my self care routine. I went from working out 2/3 times a week to working out 5/7 times a week, all thanks to the Peloton App. In today's ride, I thought it might be fun for those of us in the Miss America Organization (volunteers, fans, former and current local, state,and national titleholders) who also love Peloton to connect and foster a community. My hope for this group is that we can motivate each other, especially during this time, and command and make the presence of the Miss America Organization known on Peloton!!

The group will be about chasing whatever goals you have for your fitness journey and pushing through the obstacles ahead, in a way that feels healthy, both physically and mentally. This can look like us hyping each other up or even doing classes together!! I hope that you will join me on this journey and follow me on Peloton @ medinaat .

**(I should also add that to use the Peloton app, you do not need the specific Peloton bike and can use the app, which utilizes strength, meditation, running, walking, cycling, and yoga courses)

If you have questions about Peloton feel free to reach out, I adore it and would be happy to help in any way that I can! Please add the #missamericapeloton to your peloton and social media hashtags and share with your other colleagues in the organization! ❤

https://www.facebook.com/groups/688078815233882

Instagram LIVE presentation on Racism in Health Care.

Please join my sis

Breana Gabrielle

and I tonight @ 7 on Instagram live as we tackle the conversation of racism in health.  We also will be discussing historical events related to racism in mental health and public health and how we still see their impact today. Hope to see you there.

Singing of the National Anthem

I have always loved singing the National Anthem. I received an invitation from  Georgetown, inviting me back for the 2020-2021 upcoming basketball season but this time, due to COVID, it will be a pre-recorded version! Thank you Georgetown Athletic Department for having me back!

A Glimpse of Excellence: Hollins University

Honored to have been featured along side one of my besties from Hollins University, Pavithra Lakshmi and to see Pavithra Lakshmi & I (one of my closest friends) recognized on the Inaugural Leading Equity, Diversity and Justice Day was a lovely surprise and testament.  Thank you Hollins University!



Received 2nd Master's Degree

Due to COVID, graduation was a virtual exercise, I am 24 with 3 Degrees.  

Andolyn Medina, M.A., M.Psy

& that Psy.D isn’t too far away

Webinar on Human Trafficking

Tonight is the kickoff of the Webinar Wednesday series for FAIR Girls and I will be presenting on the intersection between Immigration & Human Trafficking. If you are able to join please click the link below to register:

http://us02web.zoom.us/.../regi.../WN_eANqdNX1SjKmZw3tel-hZQ

Virtual Speaker for C3 at Hollins University

Thank you to my Alma Mater, @hollinsuniversity, for inviting me “back” for C3. Always an honor to speak to the next group of Hollins grads about life after Hollins & always fun to have an excuse to dress up, too. 


Are you Interested in learning more about Life After Hollins? Andolyn "Andi" Medina '16 and others will be on hand during the Life After Hollins Session during the Prelude to C3 on Monday, September 28 at 5:30. Register today to gain insight into your desired career field and the world of work.


#hollinsuniversity #c3 #alumnaspeaker 💛💚

Passed my COMP Examination

A 10 hr examination, OKAY BUT JUST REALIZED THAT DUE TO PASSING COMPS, I AM NOW A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE!!!! LETS GOOOOOO

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