Prior to joining Pathfinder, Castillo worked as an editor for LATINO Magazine in Austin, Texas. She also served as the editor for the Latinometro, NO MAS HAMBRE and College for Latinos websites. During her time there, she published informative, in-depth articles about issues of interest to the Latino community.
Castillo has always been interested in politics from a very early age. She became knowledgeable on Texas politics and the inner workings of the Texas Capitol by working with two local state representatives from the Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Tara Rios and Rep. Armando “Mando” Martinez.
In her spare time she volunteers with youth programs and after-school programs focused on mentoring and educational enrichment.
She is a native of McAllen, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin.