Valentina Casillas

Bilingual Community Organizer / Se Habla Espanol

My Story

I was born and raised in the Mission District of San Francisco, California. Growing up, I didn’t get the best education because of gangs, drugs, and teen pregnancies. It wasn’t until my grandparents moved me to Oregon that my circumstances changed. 

That shift in life enabled me to become the first generation in my family to graduate high school and go to college and obtain three Degrees. 

I joined the Oakland Reach because I feel our children deserve the chance to have a better future by having the best education and skills they need to succeed in life.

Favorite food

Pasta