Lillian Casillas is the La Casa/Latino Cultural Center Director at Indiana University. Within the university, she works towards issues that impact Latinx students, faculty and staff recruitment and retention via programming, and in partnership with university units to maximize resources and support. Within the Bloomington community, Lillian works on access for non-university Latinxs to educational, health, social and other community agencies while acting as a resource for these same agencies.
Elisha S. Breton is a second-year Master’s student at Indiana University’s Borns Jewish Studies program. He is originally from Southern California and lived there for 25 years prior to moving to Indiana. As an undergrad, he graduated cum laude with a double major in Jewish Studies and Medieval & Middle Eastern history and a minor in Religious Studies from California State University, Long Beach. Currently, he does research on the intersection of Transhumanism —a futurist philosophy— and halacha (Jewish law). In addition to academic research, he is an annotator for the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, a social media research institute run by Indiana University. In his free time, he practices Kodokan Judo and takes care of his dog, Quinn Bagel.