Arriving in the United States from El Salvador at the age of five, Ms. Castillo’s own immigration experience became her motivation to work with the immigrant community. Ms. Castillo practiced immigration law for almost a decade and held several positions as Staff Attorney in non-profit organizations such as The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy in Charlotte, North Carolina, SEPA Mujer and Make the Road NY on Long Island where she represented individuals, youth, and families in a variety of legal matters. Ms. Castillo also served as Director of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table (LICET), a non-partisan group working to increase civic engagement in immigrant and working-class communities of color on Long Island and in Nassau County government as a Legislative Affairs Liaison in the County Executive’s Office.
She earned her J.D. from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2007, and her B.A. in Political Science from Molloy College in 2003. She is admitted to the bars of New York and North Carolina.