Stephanie Castillo

Stephanie Castillo

Stephanie Castillo

Stephanie Castillo is the Executive Director of Latina Girls Code. In this role, she aims to put ecology and humanity at the core of her technological initiatives. She became an immigration advisor to assist undocumented students in her organization. She has created programs and organizations to inspire children’s interest and participation in STEM fields. Her goal is to motivate young people to create sustainable practices as they relate to clean air, soil, water, and energy. She has been featured on MSNBC and received an award from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. She has worked in criminal law, juvenile justice, disability rights and international human rights. In 2015, she collaborated with Juan Mendez, former United Nations Rapporteur on Torture, to discuss the use of solitary confinement in the United States, especially the psychological consequences on children and people with mental illnesses. She has conducted research in Mexico, the Philippines, Egypt, Chile, Israel, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates. She was recently accepted at Northwestern Law and plans to work on analyzing the legal implications and policy issues that relate to the impact of artificial intelligence on society.