Margie Del Castillo serves as the Director of Field and Advocacy for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she oversees and directs the field strategy for NLIRH, including the organizing and grassroots advocacy campaigns carried out by their Latina Advocacy Networks in New York, Virginia, Florida and Texas.
Margie is a first-generation Virginian, mother and proud Peruvian-American daughter whose parents immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1980s. She has been an activist, organizer and advocate for over ten years, working alongside communities of color around diverse social justice issues in Virginia and at the national level.
Margie started her career as a social worker, primarily working with Spanish speaking immigrants of color and prior to NLIRH, spent time working on national campaigns to win comprehensive immigration reform.
Most recently, Margie has focused her work on issues of reproductive freedom and immigrant justice. She is a 2018 graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice fellowship. Margie holds a Master of Arts degree in Women’s Studies and Public Policy from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Previously, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double concentration in Psychology and Women’s Studies, from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.