Romina Castillo has been working closely with Chicago communities in different capacities since obtaining her Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. Her focus on place-based, community-driven projects. Recent work has been to increase and improve open space, build community and school gardens, and advocating for equitable access to active transportation, healthy foods, and neighborhood revitalization. A Mexico City native, Romina has always been fascinated by urban communities and their relationship with the built environment. She volunteered for Slow Roll Chicago for three years and became its Interim Executive Director. Romina also engages and volunteers in her own community, including as a board member of the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail.