Darlene Castillo, is a Research Assistant at the University of New Mexico Cradle to Career Policy Institute (CCPI). Darlene is also a graduate student at UNM’s Master of Public Policy program. Darlene’s policy interests are in health equity, education, and immigrants’ rights. Darlene is part of CCPI’s early childhood team where she is involved in numerous projects regarding childcare access. She has experience with data analysis and data collections through both interviews and surveys. Currently she is the Evaluation and Learning Manager for Levado. Outside of work, Darlene serves as a mentor for MANA de Albuquerque- Hermanitas mentorship program.