Yasin Cetin - Constituency Assistant for Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA Strathcona-Sherwood Park & a Student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB
Yasin was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. The son of two immigrants, both of whom grew up on a farm in their respective home countries of Turkey and Fiji, Yasin has always had an appreciation for food – where it comes from and how it’s prepared. Working with Member Cortes-Vargas, he spends much of his time meeting with stakeholders and building relationships with community members from both urban and rural areas. Strathcona-Sherwood Park constituency has an amazing local food & agriculture scene. It’s an area that the Member is committed to learning more about while she continues to champion and be a voice for her local residents.
Yasin has paid special attention to communal ‘well-being’ and ‘belonging’ in much of his volunteer work with MAC- a local non-profit. Exploring where and how 1st, 2nd, and 3rdgeneration Canadians feel at ‘home’ in a Canada that is diverse as it is large. By and through this, he has volunteered with many other local organizations.
When not working, Yasin enjoys year round gardening, the many festivals and events the Edmonton area has to offer, the river valley and unplanned escapes to the mountains. While indoors he also enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and anything Harry Potter or Star Wars related