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Dr. Gina Castillo is Catholic Relief Services' Climate Policy and Research Advisor. She is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and translating evidence from CRS' programs to advance equitable climate policies that enhance the strength of vulnerable and marginalized groups and empower their ability to recover from climate emergencies.
Gina joined CRS in 2022, bringing more than 18 years' worth of experience in the non-profit sector working at the intersection of program strategy, research, and policy.
Before coming to CRS, she worked with Oxfam America where, among other things, she initiated the agency's work on climate change programming, provided strategic oversight to the agency's agriculture portfolio, and co-led Oxfam International's resilience knowledge hub. She holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from York University.
Areas of Expertise
Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology
M.A., Cultural Anthropology
University of Toronto
B.S., Biology & Anthropology