Nancy Castillo is the Manager for the U.S. Financial Diaries, a joint project of the Financial Access Initiative of New York University, Bankable Frontier Associates, and the Center for Financial Services Innovation. In this position, Ms. Castillo leads the development and implementation of a nationwide study into the financial lives of low and moderate income families.
Prior to this position, Ms. Castillo was an Associate for the Remittances and Development program at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC. In this role, she served as a project manager, conducted market research, and provided technical assistance to financial institutions and international organizations. Her work focused on migrant transnational economic activities across the United States and various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Based on this research, Ms. Castillo led the development of a financial capability model, which was implemented in the same regions worldwide.
Ms. Castillo was also a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, PA, and a Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador, where her research focused on the financial intermediation of remittances from Ecuadorian emigrants. She received her B.A. in political studies and Latin American studies from Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges.