Gustavo Castillo earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. Since then, he has taken his curiosity and drive across the country and back again. Immediately after graduating from LMU, he accepted an offer from General Motors as a TRACK Engineer a rotational program for young engineers on the rise. He worked in GM’s Global Propulsion department in various software and controls roles ultimately placing as an Autonomous Vehicle Calibration Engineer, interfacing with Cruise Automation, GM’s autonomous vehicle company.

Castillo’s spent three years at GM and then pursued an advanced degree in Boston during the pandemic. While studying at MIT, he earned a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA at the same time. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he also worked with MIT Driverless on both the research and business sides.
Following that, Castillo co-founded Taxie, with the mission to increase electric vehicle adoption in rideshare by offering drivers short term leases to electric vehicles. Now, he is a Senior Partner Program Manager at Motional, an autonomous vehicle company, where he manages the company’s Uber Deployments including a rides pilot in Las Vegas and a delivery pilot in Los Angeles. Always on the forefront of this emerging technology, Castillo’s focus and grit have positioned him well within an exciting industry.