Councilwoman Carmen Castillo has been representing the Ninth Ward of Providence, Rhode Island since her election to the City Council in 2011. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she has been a room attendant at the Westin Hotel for 24 years. Within two years of working at the hotel, Castillo organized her fellow workers and helped form a union to achieve better wages, respect, and a better future for their families. Councilwoman Castillo is active in her community as an advocate for the rights of immigrants, workers, and women.