Clarissa Martinez De Castro
Clarissa Martinez De Castro is passionate about strengthening civil society. As Vice President of the Latino Vote Initiative at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), she leads efforts to elevate the importance of conducting continuous, year-round voter empowerment and engagement activity.
Clarissa is a frequent media commentator on the Latino electorate and immigration issues. She also designed and led the Rise Above campaign, an initiative to build a positive, accurate narrative of our changing America in order to foster collaborative action. A U.S. Vote Foundation board member, a 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholar, and a Nantucket Project 2015 Catalyst Fellow, Clarissa holds a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College.