Iliana Pujols, YPC

As the current Policy Director of the Connecticut Justice Alliance, Iliana began her work with the Alliance in late 2017 as one of the founding members of the Justice Advisors. In July of 2018, Iliana joined the full-time staff of the Alliance and has since played a critical role in recruiting, training, and supporting the Justice Advisors as well as determining the policies and practices of the organization’s work.

Iliana is a 2017-2019 Youth First Initiative’s Youth Leaders Network Alum, a 2019 CT Public Allies Alum, and a 2019-2021 Annie E Casey Foundation Youth Advisory Council Alum, and she currently serves as a member of the 2021 World Congress on Justice with Child and Youth Advisory Group. She is a part of the 2022 Young Justice Leaders cohort for the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.

She is a frequent panelist for national organizations, speaking to her expertise around youth and young adult partnership and advocacy based on her personal experiences and professional success.

She is also currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Science at Albertus Magnus.