Katherine Castro

Ed.D. student
Education, Culture, and Society
  • Research Interests
    I am focusing on preparation in pre-college programs for first-generation students.
  • Biography
    Katherine Castro-Guillen (she/her/hers) is the senior program coordinator of Upward Bound, responsible for overseeing the coordination of services for the Upward Bound Math-Science program, which is a Federal TRiO Program at Rutgers–New Brunswick. She is a two-time graduate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Management and Policy.

    Hobbies: I enjoy reading, exercising, hiking, and trying new restaurants!

    Home Life: My family immigrated to the United states from Honduras. I am one of seven siblings and a first-generation college student.

  • Why the GSE?
    Rutgers provides a rigorous academic curriculum and extensuve supports in place to ensure students succeed in the anemic environment they provide.
    I hope to gain the knowledge and skills to best support minoritized groups of students.
  • Advice for Incoming Students
    Be patient with yourself throughout your learning and the duration of the program.
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