Michelle Medina


Graduation Year – May 2028

Hometown – Virginia Beach, VA

What is your major? If undecided, what field(s) are you considering? – Cybersecurity

What are your career and educational goals? – I want to get my Bachelors and eventually Masters in cybersecurity, hopefully working for Langley NASA or another big tech company.

What are you most looking forward to about coming to CNU? – Meeting new people and finally being able to study for my career of interest.

Please list the top three service areas or populations you are interested in working with as a Bonner. – Arts & Culture, Environment & Animals, and International Interests

What are you most looking forward to about being a Bonner? – I’m looking forward to the multiple opportunities to give back to the community of Newport News, and also forming bonds with people in my cohort!

What past service experience has impacted you the most? –The service experience that impacted me the most was becoming a junior swim instructor! Teaching children such an important life skill really made me feel like I made an impact in their own lives.

What are your hobbies and/or interests outside of academics and Bonner? –Some of my hobbies and interests are reading, writing, snorkeling, swimming, and playing video games

List your favorite book, movie, musician/band, food, and/or quote. – My top two favorite books are: The Hunger Games and This is How You Lose The Time War; My favorite movie is: Interstellar; My favorite music artist: is Chappell Roan; My favorite food is empanadas; My favorite quote is: “I believe that the human spirit is indomitable. If you endeavor to achieve, it will happen given enough resolve. It may not be immediate, and often your greater dreams are something you will not achieve within your own lifetime. The effort you put forth to anything transcends yourself, for there is no futility even in death.” ― Monty Oum