Emmanuel Caudillo is a special advisor to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. In this role, he oversees the operational duties of the initiative, outreach to Hispanic Serving Institutions, and youth engagement activities, including overseeing the WHIEEH Internship program. Previously on detail to the initiative in 2012, he transitioned full-time in 2013.
From 2009 to 2013, he was a budget analyst at the U.S. Department of Education, overseeing the student aid administration account. In that role, he prepared the congressional justifications for the salaries and expenses of the Office of Federal Student Aid. In addition, he performed a full range of budgetary duties, including budget formulation, reporting, and execution. During this time, he assisted in the transition to 100 percent Direct Student Loan origination.
He has also held research positions in various organizations, including Abt Associates and the National Council on Teacher Quality. From 2005 to 2006, he served as the associate director of administration and finance for the Pacific affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls.
Caudillo is active in his community. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Young Education Professionals and the Virginia Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the associate boards of the Latin American Youth Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.
Originally from Los Angeles, he holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Public Policy from The George Washington University. His passion for education is due to the strong sense of duty and commitment his parents instilled in him.