Daniel Castellanos

Director Of Workforce Engagement, Resilience Force

Daniel Castellanos is the Director Of Workforce Engagement at Resilience Force, a national nonprofit that advocates for the rising workforce that rebuilds after climate disasters. Nearly 17 years ago, Daniel arrived in New Orleans under exploitative conditions as a H-2B guestworker to support recovery and rapid repair efforts after Hurricane Katrina. He began organizing with other guestworkers in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and helped found the National Guestworker Alliance (NGA), which later became Resilience Force. Daniel works to improve workplace conditions for migrant workers by investigating questions of workplace standards enforcement. Daniel is a recognized expert on U.S. guestworker programs, consults regularly with U.S. policymakers and has testified before Congress on effective enforcement models within the U.S. Department of Labor. Daniel is from Peru and is a proud father