Impact Entrepreneurship

Emily Castro

MS, Organizational Change Management, Schools of Public Engagement

Emily completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Binghamton University and is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Organizational Change Management at The New School. As a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, she helped women in a rural community develop an entrepreneurial spirit through income-generating activities. During her service, Emily’s trademark became teaching basic mathematics and marketing and facilitating youth business camps. Later, in the Dominican Republic, she co-founded and hosted a speaker series designed to de-stigmatize business failure in Santo Domingo, coaching speakers and curating stories for entrepreneurs in that country. While building her venture, SIRENS, Emily is looking to work with nonprofit organizations in the area of

organizational development. She resides in the Bronx.

What is the unmet social or environmental need you intend to address?

Through SIRENS, we intend to address the need for entrepreneurial education among rural women to stimulate economic growth and stability.

What most excites you about participating in the Impact Entrepreneurship Fellowship?

I am most excited about the mentorship and collaboration that will support us in growing our ventures.

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