Featured Lawtina: Mayra Castro

Mayra Alejandra Castro was raised in the small, border town of Calexico, California, and is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. Mayra Alejandra graduated from UC San Diego with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Spanish Literature. During college, she became a member of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc., an organization that helped develop her passion for public service.

 She is a recent graduate of University of San Diego School of Law where she served as President of USD's La Raza and Vice President of Immigrant Justice Law Society. Mayra graduated with a concentration in Public Interest Law and spent her three years at USD as an intern at various immigration non-profits such as Immigration Center for Women and Children, Casa Cornelia, and ABA's Immigration Justice Project. Mayra spent six months working as a Law Graduate at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., where she worked in protecting the rights of Tenants and Agricultural workers. After leaving CRLA, Mayra Alejandra joined Higgs, Fletcher, and Mack where she currently works as an Immigration attorney.