Marylin Carrillo Profile


Community Liaison



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She, Her, Hers

Carrillo is an Imperial Valley native, the oldest of three siblings and the daughter of farmworker mother. She graduated from California State University San Marcos with a double major in Mass Media & Women’s Studies and a minor in Communications.  During her time there, she was president of the Women’s Studies Student Association & Women's Wellness Advocate at the CSUSM Women’s Center. Carrillo is a feminist, activist for girls’ empowerment, reproductive justice, LGBTQ and immigrant rights. Driven to make a difference, she is passionate about education and outreach to underserved populations. 

Carrillo started her career working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, refugees and elderly abused victims in a San Diego shelter. Later as a bilingual legal advocate. she assisted clients in crisis mode to navigate the complex court system and restraining order process for all North SD County. She was chosen as one out of a handful in California to be part of the Women of Color Network Leadership Training Institute. Inc. Carrillo served as a sexual assault advocate assisting survivors identified by Planned Parenthood staff in all their San Diego health centers.

Prior to joining the ACLU-SDIC in 2019, Carrillo served as Planned Parenthood’s community engagement specialist and was instrumental in the opening of the first Planned Parenthood clinic in the Imperial Valley through canvassing, outreach, confronting protestors on a daily basis and educating her community in nontraditional school settings including coffee shops, and laundry mats.

During her free time, she enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with her family, 4 dogs and turtle.