Alex Castro

Assistant Director

B.A. History, B.S. Human Biology
M.Ed. Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs
University of Southern California



I’m a SoCal native from a small town north of Los Angeles called La Cañada. Although I originally wanted to go to school out of state, I ended up at USC for my undergraduate career. At USC I found my passion for education, which lead me to work as a College Advisor at a high school in East LA for a couple of years after I graduated. I pursued a career in higher education by obtaining my Master’s in Education from USC while working as a Student Services Advisor in the USC Financial Aid Office. I am excited to be able to tell students about all the wonderful things USC has to offer!


Why USC:

As one of the biggest private schools in the nation, the opportunities are limitless at USC. At the same time, when I attended USC I would often see friends as I walked from class to class. It was this small-school feeling with a large-school foundation that made USC feel so unique to me.


Admission Advice:

When you start your application journey, it can be overwhelming to see all the different tasks you have to accomplish. Luckily for you, you have already done most of the work! The academics and extracurricular sections will consist of items you have completed throughout your school career. The essays will present opportunities for you to tell us about some of your impactful life experiences. You have accomplished so much, and we look forward to getting to read all about it!


Movie: The Magnificent Seven. The 1960 one, not the 2016 remake.
Food: Paella
Musical Performer: Brockhampton
Book: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Video Game: Halo