The March 2017 issue of The Pulse is the seventy-fifth issue published since the Fall of 1998. We asked former reporters and editors to let us know where they are now, their favorite Palo Alto memories, and what advice they would give to current students.
Elizabeth “Libby” Castillo was recognized as one of Palo Alto College’s top alumni during the celebration of its 30th birthday, and it is one of her proudest accomplishments along with the purchase her first home on her own.
Castillo graduated from Palo Alto College with her associate’s degree in Communications and went on to graduate from the University of the Incarnate Word with her bachelor’s degree, also in Communications. She worked full-time while she was a student, including a job creating webpages for mySA.com. She is currently the communication manager for the Greater San Antonio Red Cross. You will see Castillo on television in times of crisis. Before working for the Red Cross, she worked for the San Antonio Zoo in their marketing department. Castillo enjoys working for non-profit organizations, and she credits her mentor at Palo Alto for providing insight into her future.
From the “30 for 30” commemorative publication: “Richter gave us real-world experiences that I’ll remember for a lifetime…I don’t think I’d be where I am without Palo Alto,” said Castillo, who took advantage of a study abroad to Spain in the summer of 2004. Friendships made that summer have stayed with Castillo throughout the years.
Take advantage of every opportunity given to you while at Palo Alto. Join groups. Go on trips, and participate in as many things as possible.