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Anca Castillo

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University Innovation & Design Fellow
Academic Professional, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9308

Anca Castillo was born and raised in Romania and grew up in Anchorage. She received her bachelors degree in Kinesiology and her masters in Business Management from both from ASU. Having received her Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Anca co-created The ASU Spark Method™  with other design colleagues at ASU. The ASU Spark Method focuses on guiding individuals and teams through a collaborative, action-oriented, solution-generating process. Currently, she is an Innovation and Design Fellow with the University Design Institute which is a 13-month appointment ending Fall 2022. In this role, Anca has been focusing on creating a next generation leadership program for current and incoming university leaders. She has also been working on co-authoring a book that explores how leaders in higher educaiton can "think like designers". She is a certified Human Centered Design practitioner and a certified executive storytelling faciltiator and coach. Outside of work, Anca likes to travel, spend time with her family, do DIY projects, and be as crafty as possible. Anca has been a professional dancer/performer for 16+ years and has performance with various groups and organizations around the U. S. Her past performance experience fuels her love to speak in front of people and facilitate ideation sessions. 


Storytelling Workshop Facilitator and Coach-The Storytelling Leader Method by David Hutchens

Human Centered Design Practitioner Certification-Luma Institute

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU

Master Science in Management, W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU

BS in Kinesiology, Arizona State Unvirsity

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
UNI 494Special Topics
GRD 598Special Topics