Leadership

Carla Castedo

Colorado State Director

CarlaCastedo_Photo_Carla Castedo is the Colorado Director for Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. Castedo is responsible for leading Mi Familia Vota’s Colorado efforts to move common-sense immigration reform and develop strategic partnerships throughout the state to advance civic engagement efforts such as citizenship, voter registration, voter education, voter mobilization and community engagement forward.

Carla, an immigrant, who was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, moved to the United States, along with her parents and 3 siblings, when she had just turned 12 years old. Carla first became involved in the community to organize for the passage of the DREAM Act. An avid supporter of immigrant rights, higher education and leadership development, Carla desires to empower young people and working families.

Prior to taking on the new role, Castedo served as Mi Familia Vota’s Northern Nevada Coordinator where she helped elevate the Latino community within Nevada’s political landscape, helping lead and implement MFV’s successful Latino voter mobilization efforts.

Castedo served as one of the founding members of the Latino Leaders Table in Nevada and represented Mi Familia Vota in key state civic engagement and immigration coalitions. Additionally, Castedo was a part of the MFV team that registered more than 19,000 Latino voters in Nevada, earning Mi Familia Vota the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award in 2013.

Carla graduated from the University of Nevada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.