Candice Castillo was born and raised in Panama City, Panama and has called Houston, Texas her home since 2005. Ms. Castillo earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. She joined the Houston Independent School District in 2015 with over 19 years of experience in the corporate world where she most recently worked in corporate communications for a leading global financial institution . Her extensive experience engaging multicultural and cross-functional audiences and developing bilingual (English-Spanish) communications in various settings has fueled her passion to empower communities and families to help their children succeed in school and in life, which she also does through active volunteerism in her community. Ms. Castillo currently serves in the Board of The Association of Hispanic Professionals (PROSPANICA).