In addition to her prior roles as Co-Founder of Local Color and Founding Board Member of Catalyze SV, Ellina Yin is a firm believer that local government is ground zero of systemic change. As a community engagement enthusiast born and raised in Eastside San Jose, she is always on the lookout to raise awareness and encourage civic participation in more meaningful and productive ways.

Join us in our conversation with Ellina about her new creative journey project, “Only in San José.” A podcast aimed at democratizing and demystifying the process of civic participation in local government and the importance of civic participation. Especially during times like COVID-19, and to build a just society for all.
Look for the launch of “Only in San José” on June 9.

Read interview with Ellina in issue 11.4 on out issuu page:

Recorded May 12, 2020.
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Photo by Gege Xu#19 Ellina Yin – Only in San José