We had the good fortune of connecting with Stephany Medina and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Stephany, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When I first started my business journey, I wasn’t sure about what all it would be but I knew the things I wanted it to reflect. I wanted my business to reflect my love for my Mexican roots, my love for creativity and my love for community. Everything else just fell into place once I had these things as structures. Like anyone who starts a new journey, it was scary but knowing the heart and motive behind my business made it all worth it.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have always had a desire to create a change in my community; doing community work was always something I did since I was in High School. Immediately after graduating, I picked up a job as a Sales Representative and although I enjoyed my job and the lessons it taught me, I knew there was room for more in my life. I enrolled in Community College and graduated with my Associates in Communications. I believe that your education is something that no one can ever take away from you and I give the credit to my success to that and the many teachers and professors that believed in me and pushed me to continue to learn and grow. Leaving my full time job to pursue my education was definitely hard, but I knew in the end, my sacrifice would be worth it. Now, I am pursuing my Bachelors in Communications, I am a communications and program coordinator for a nonprofit named Pan Dulce HTX, and I work full-time as a Community Engagement Coordinator. Apart from the community work I do, I am also a maker for De Luna y Tierra, a small community oriented business I founded back in late 2019. My small business is my creative outlet and allows me to express myself all while giving profits back to nonprofits and charities in the community.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would recommend breakfast at Cielito Cafe then after we would grab a lavender latte at Catalina. For fun, we would visit Buffalo Bayou Park and admire the views with a picnic in the park. Of course, the museums are a must! For drinks, we could stop by 8th Wonder and enjoy the city at night. If we get hungry, we can swing by Moon Tower and grab a bite to eat.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
All of my professors who have shared their knowledge and experiences with me.

Website: https://delunaytierra.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delunaytierra/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephany-medina-1ba51917b/

Other: https://pandulcehtx.org

Image Credits
David Maldonado, Brooke Lundquist, Lauren Garcia

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