Ana holds dual degrees in Chicana/o Studies and Sociology from California State University Channel Islands and is currently pursuing her M.A. in Diverse Communities Development and Leadership at California State University Northridge. In her current role as a Development Manager for the UFW Foundation, she is responsible for overseeing grant cycle processes, compliance and reporting, and prospecting funding opportunities. As a person directly impacted by incarceration, Castro is determined to effect change through creating equitable opportunities for formerly incarcerated students and professionals. She joins FICGN with extensive experience working on social issues such as food insecurity, housing, mental health, immigration, community services, and advocacy.