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Celina Avalos Jaranillo

Celina Avalos Jaramillo

Advocacy Campaign Strategist, Democracy

Celina Avalos Jaramillo serves as the Advocacy Campaign Strategist in the Elections and Government program, where she focuses on issues related to election administration and money in politics.

Before joining the Brennan Center, Celina served as a policy consultant for the UC Berkeley School of Law Policy Advocacy Clinic on the impacts fees and fines have on adults in the criminal legal system in Oregon. She also served as the first voting rights trainer for the Prepared to Vote and Voting Rights Defender program at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

She previously served as a Voting Section intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, and was the first Policy Fellow at the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute.

Celina earned her Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy with a certificate in Security Policy. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles