Rachel Lozano Castro
Senior Officer, San Diego Regional Policy Innovation Center
Rachel Lozano Castro is a San Diego business owner, speaker, consultant and a senior officer at the San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center. Her work includes equitable green transitions, cross-sectoral work and bi-national/regional inclusive economy building. Formerly, Rachel directed the Brink Small Business Development Center at the University of San Diego where she led an effort to be named one of 10 “Inclusive Innovation Hubs” nationwide. Prior to this, she ran a global social entrepreneurship program at USD’s Center for Peace and Commerce and lived and worked in Latin America. Recently, she was honored as the 2022 Citizen Diplomat of the Year by the San Diego Diplomacy Council, a “40 Under 40” leader by America’s Small Business Development Center and as a TedX speaker.