Ervina Castillo


Ervina Castillo is from the Hashk’aahadzohí clan born for the Hashtł’ishnii clan, her maternal grandparents are the Tódích’íi’nii Clan and her paternal grandparents are the Kinłichíi’nii clan. She is originally from Counselor, NM but is a member of the Torreon (late father’s) community and resides in Albuquerque, NM with her son. Her parents are the late Ervin Castillo of Torreon, NM and Bessie T. Castillo of Counselor, NM. She received her undergraduate degree in Organizational Management and Entrepreneurial Studies and her graduate degree in Human Resources from the University of New Mexico. In her experience, she worked with the University of New Mexico Linguistics – Navajo Language Program for three years. She is a former small business owner who contracted with the federal government and tribal communities. Currently, she is a Marketing and Contracts Manager for a small Native American owned company based in Albuquerque, NM. She is an officer for the University of New Mexico Native American Alumni Chapter and also serves as an officer for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico Board of Directors. Ervina also serves as a committee member for the newly formed New Mexico Ethnic Studies Council. She has completed the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Albuquerque certificate program and the Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders certificate program.