Ignasio Castillo (he/him/his) is a first-generation Latinx college student pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). Since 2020, Ignasio has served in various student government positions at CSUB Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), such as Vice President of Legislative Affairs in 2020 and 2022 and Vice President of University Affairs in 2021. He also had the pleasure of serving as the Central Civic Engagement Officer in 2022 and as the Social Justice and Equity Officer in 2021 with the California State Student Association.
During his tenure in these positions, Castillo has led strong lobby efforts by leading a team of student lobbyists to advocate for student constituents on higher education matters at the California Higher Education Student Summit. He also advocated with his state legislators towards securing $80 million for CSUB’s Energy Innovation Center and helped create his campus’ first-ever Pride Flag rising in its 50+ year history.
Currently, Castillo serves as Executive Vice President for CSUB ASI and is also a Bakerfield City Hall Fellow under the Bakersfield Police Department where he works under the Office of Performance and Analysis which oversees the Department’s work on public and community transparency and data analysis.