Nina Castilla

Project Coordinator

Mens agitat molem (Mind moves matter).

— Virgil, Aeneid, Book 6, Line 727


Nina’s curiosity is boundless. It has steered her to study Latin and to research ancient coins dating back as far as 103–76 BCE for the USC Archaeology Laboratory. One to try new things, it has also led her to learn mountain unicycling (the unicycle equivalent of mountain biking). Yes, she has ridden down a mountain! At Acertitude, her interest in learning, uncovering new information, and hunting down the right answer makes her the ultimate research analyst — and seeker of the best talent for our clients.

As project coordinator, Nina works collaboratively with all levels of the organization to support high-impact client engagements. As a research analyst, she identifies, analyzes, and synthesizes information to address our clients’ most complex talent problems. With her aptitude for analytics, research, and organization, she captures and presents insights on markets, companies, and candidates.

Nina came to Acertitude after spending over two years as a researcher with the USC Archaeology Laboratory. She conducted research on ancient coins and led a team in organizing and archiving the collection, for which she won an award.

In her downtime, Nina keeps her curious mind going by reading fiction or playing strategy games like chess. She also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking the trails of California’s Coldwater Canyon or, when she has worked up an appetite, baking her favorite pumpkin pie recipe from scratch.


University of Southern California, B.A.
Classics University of California, Los Angeles, Post-Baccalaureate Program