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  • Alma Castro

    Alma Castro was born in Torrance, California and was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has over seven years of work experience on issues pertaining to women and girls in the areas of gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, leadership, and empowerment. Her passions are focused on public service and raising awareness about the roles that young women play in advocating for human rights. In 2005, she participated in NEW Leadership Nevada and in 2012 served as the Program Manager.

    Castro earned a double BA in Political Science and in Women Studies from UNLV. After graduating, she worked at the Women Alive Coalition in Los Angeles, California coordinating an HIV prevention program. In 2008, she moved to New York City and worked with Girl Scouts USA as the Global Action Coordinator. She developed and completed an HIV peer education pilot curriculum “Generation Free: HIV 411.” The goal of the curriculum is to have girls see themselves as agents of change in their local and global communities to stop the spread of HIV.

    Her interest in public policy and international development led Castro to the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University where she received a Masters in Public Administration in May 2012. Alma has completed highly competitive internships with UNIFEM (part of UN Women) as their Outreach Advocate for Say NO-UNiTE. This campaign headed by the Secretary General raised awareness and showcased actions across the globe to end Violence Against Women and Girls.

    In 2011 she won the role of Co-Manager for the Working Group on Girls, an NGO Committee on UNICEF, Orientation Day for Girls’ for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 55 at the United Nations. The orientation brought over 150 promising young women from across the globe to be trained on the UN systems, advocacy, and on themes highlighting CSW 55.

    She has taught Women’s Studies courses at the University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) and coordinated the National Education for Women’s Leadership (NEWL) Nevada program for 2012.



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    Why should community members donate their money and time to NEW Leadership?

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    Women's Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083
    702-895-2902

    © 2017 WRIN | All rights reserved.

    a Studio Hyperset expression