Cassanello-Moran first participated in democracy as a high school student serving as a Clark County election worker in 2008 and has since contributed to various campaigns and progressive causes as a volunteer.

She most recently served as legislative aide to Nevada State Senator Melanie Scheible during the 82nd legislative session. She gathered research, corresponded with constituents, and acted as a liaison between legislators and stakeholders.

In 2022, she volunteered on the coordinated campaign in Nevada and quickly landed a field organizer position. She rose to regional organizing director and led organizing efforts across several voting districts in North Las Vegas while co-facilitating an election ambassador program, in which she coached a majority of Black and Latinx high school students in the democratic process.

Before working in politics, she supported BIPOC and first-generation college students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, expanding their academic horizons via study abroad mentorship in the Office of International Programs. She further supported graduate students at Touro University Nevada’s Division of Student Affairs within admissions, registration, and student involvement offices.

As disinformation and threats to democracy persist, Cassanello-Moran is committed to protecting voting access and amplifying marginalized voices. She holds a B.A. in journalism and media studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching 90s romcoms, and taking solo trips.  

Headshot of Chanel Cassanello-Moran.