Castillo is an activist, feminist, national strategic leader, and renowned speaker in diversity & inclusion, hate speech, media, civil rights, and social justice. She is an expert in alliance building, authentic storytelling, Latinx entertainment, and women’s issues. Castillo is a big believer that digital rights are a human right, that there is an absolute correlation between hate rhetoric and hate crimes, and that tech companies must be held accountable for the rampant hate speech on their platforms.
Castillo currently serves as the first female President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC). NHMC is a civil rights nonprofit organization that educates and increases the visibility of Latinx from their policy work in Washington D.C. to their media advocacy in Hollywood, where they collaborate, create, and connect Latinx talent with the entertainment industry. The Coalition collaborates with other civil rights organizations to eliminate online hate and advocates for online platforms to be accountable for their content. NHMC ensures that Latinx and historically marginalized communities stay connected by working to close the digital divide. The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a founding member of Help Tech Stop Hate, Change the Terms, Stop Hate for Profit, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, and National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.
Castillo is an L.A. Emmy award-winning producer and media production director with decades of C-suite experience in the private and nonprofit sectors and the government for such companies as BP America Inc., American Red Cross, and KTLA 5 Television.