Railyn Aguado

Policy Digital Organizing Associate

Railyn is a first-generation, filipina immigrant, who has organized in California since 2019 within diverse non-profit organizations advocating for youth and immigrant rights.

Attending University of California, Berkeley sparked her passion in fighting for spaces where voices are often unheard. Her work started at the Educational Opportunity Program, in assuring low-income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students have the resources they need to succeed in higher education. With this, it led to her deepened advocacy of fighting for Undocumented students, through the Undocumented Students Program. During her last year, she worked for the City of San Francisco in Immigrant Affairs as a Grant Liaison with the LGBT Asylum Project, serving as the first and only immigration firm offering asylum support.

Upon graduation, she became the first Dr. Prince White Fellow with the Justice Reinvestment Coalition of Alameda County and led the Political Education Campaign in assuring residents are informed in their rights within the county. Her work with Free Our Kids, advocating for a justified treatment of youth in terminating the use of pepper spray and prone restraints. Through CURYJ, she is able to extend this work in Policy and Communications.

She hopes that throughout her work, she is able to amplify the voices of the unheard and assure that stories are amplified and visible. 

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