Rebecca Castillo

Rebecca Castillo ’94CC, ’06JRN is a storyteller who prefers the visual medium. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, she is a freelance photographer and Assistant Director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, an organization educating middle school, high school and undergraduate student journalists through events, award programs, and curriculum development. Castillo co-edited and produced the award-winning book, Magazine Fundamentals, and her photography has been published by TIME magazine and The New York Times Foundation. While at Columbia College, she served as President of the Chicano Caucus and President of the Columbia Board of Managers. At Columbia Journalism School, she served as Class President. She remains involved with her alma mater as the adviser to the Columbia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Castillo served on the Columbia Journalism School Alumni Board and is the past Chair of Columbia College Women. She currently serves on Columbia’s Alumna Leadership Group known as She Opened The Door. Castillo is a founding member and past President of the Latino Alumni Association at Columbia University (LAACU).


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