Students for Economic Justice 2012 Fellowship
Kristian Castro hails from the University of California San Diego majoring in Communication and minoring in Management Science. Through his volunteer work Kristian has come to understand how marginalized communities struggle to find access to higher education. He first discovered his passion for making higher education more readily accessible after attending a statewide conference, hosted by the University of California Student Association. More recently, he concluded an internship with EMPOWER San Diego, a group seeking to promote community empowerment through civic engagement. Meanwhile, on campus, Kristian has served as the Chief of Staff for the Office of External Affairs on behalf of the Associated Students at UCSD. In the new school year, Kristian will serve as the VP of Finance for the Asian and Pacific-Islander Student Alliance. As a CPI intern, Kristian looks forward to developing a deeper understanding of San Diego politics and other issues pertinent to San Diego communities. After graduation, he plans to continue working to develop leadership and greater access to higher education in his community. In his spare time, Kristian watches movies and practices martial arts.