Marina Quintanilla was born and raised in West Athens, South Los Angeles, CA and serves as the Youth Advocacy and Engagement Manager at the California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA). In her role, she leads implementation of activity in schools and school-based health centers that address youth advocacy and engagement, substance use prevention, and non-punitive approaches to student substance use for the state. Prior to CSHA, Marina managed adolescent health programs in LA County to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes through coalition effort, research, training and planning and implementing events with youth for youth. Marina holds a Master’s in Public Health degree from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree from UCSB. In her free time she enjoys hiking, swimming, camping, and traveling.