Yannina Casilllas

Legislative & Government Affairs Coordinator

Yannina Casillas serves as CAIR California’s Statewide Legislative and Government Affairs Coordinator. Yannina is a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law where she received a concentration on social justice lawyering and was the Acquisitions Editor of the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. She grew up in the small city of Moreno Valley as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. As a UCLA student, she was the Vice President of the Muslim Student Association, Vice-Chair of the Student Fee Advisory Committee, volunteered with the Incarcerated Youth Tutorial Project, and helped develop BruINTENT the nation’s first program to bring scholarships to homeless UCLA students. As a 2012 Coro alumnus she was part of the nation’s oldest leadership training organization. The Coro Fellowship in public affairs is a nine month graduate program focused on experiential learning in the major sectors of public affairs: Business, Government, Non-Profit, and Labor. Yannina can be reached at ycasillas@cair.com.