Maricela Castillo is a Research Consultant, Multicultural Business Strategy at CUNA Mutual Group. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from UW-Whitewater with a BBA in Marketing. She has been involved with the credit union movement since 2017 as an intern with CUNA Mutual Group and started her full-time career in January 2020. As a young professional in the credit union movement, she is focusing on multicultural communities and how to make a brighter financial future more accessible for everyone. Her passion for research and creating a positive experience for multicultural communities is what drives her. Maricela received her Credit Union Development Educator designation in March 2022.