Yasmin Castro

Site Coordinator, Manhattan

“I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it wont be boring”- David Bowie

 Area of Expertise: Instruction and group collaboration, working with individuals to set them on paths towards success and fulfillment.

 Dream Destination: Fiji

 Education: Wheaton College (MA)

 Soundtrack of My Life: The Hamilton Soundtrack (original cast)

Guilty Pleasure: Buying five pound bags of various Haribo Gummies from Amazon so I never run out, my favorite being the classic gummy bears.

 Hobbies: Going to the gym, exploring New York City landmarks, binge watching shows on Hulu and Netflix and spending time with my huge extended family and friends.

 Why I Care About Making Breakthroughs Happen: As a former student of New York City Public Schools and Breakthrough Summer Teacher, I know of the need first hand for making sure students have opportunities for growth and success. I am a personal example of how Breakthrough  NY makes a difference, leading me on my pathway towards education and I want to be able to share this message with as many students as possible.

yasmin[a]btny.org