Joining the GTA team in October 2014, Michael Castro is a 23-year-old native San Diego, CA. He was born and raised in the rural town of Jamul and credits much of his upbringing to his large extended family, both of which live locally and are very close-knit.
Michael graduated with Honors from California State University, Long Beach in May of 2014, where he pursued a degree in Political Science. It was during his time spent in Long Beach that he began getting involved with Long Beach Community, becoming a member of the Justice Corps Los Angeles Volunteer-ship and more broadly, just overall heightened his awareness of social injustices. Michael believes that JusticeCorps L.A. was the ‘turning point in his life’ that solidified his commitment to continue to serve the less fortunate and unrepresented in urban communities, begin becoming civically engaged and welcoming other ideologies, religions and trains of thought. Michael feels that his experience in Los Angeles has come full circle to his time now with GTA, where he assists with Spanish speaking clients every day.
On off days, Michael enjoys being outdoors in the San Diego weather, whether it be going to the beach, working out at the gym, playing and watching sports, and attending concerts. Some things he likes to stay on the “cutting edge” with are newly released music of all genres, motivational TEDtalks podcasts and occasionally likes to dabble in politics.
Looking towards the future, his two main goals are to travel to other parts of the world and to attend Law School in San Diego. Michael wants to be an instrument that helps lead the next generation to affect change throughout the world in a positive way.
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