Abril Castro is a research assistant for Race and Ethnicity Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Castro worked at the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA), where she served in the committee’s political department. Castro was also heavily involved with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Washington, D.C., where she organized political panels with Latino civil rights leaders and members of Congress to highlight the important role Latinos play in politics.

Castro graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science. She previously interned with the Aspen Institute and Excelencia in Education. Castro spent the majority of her youth in the emerging Latino community of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

By Abril Castro
365 Harms: The Trump Administration’s Record on People of ColorCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2019
Early Decision Harms Students of Color and Low-Income StudentsCenter for American ProgressNovember 4, 2019
Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and SegregationCenter for American ProgressAugust 7, 2019
Systematic Inequality and Economic OpportunityCenter for American ProgressAugust 7, 2019
Systematic Inequality and American DemocracyCenter for American ProgressAugust 7, 2019
Building Black Farm Wealth Requires Addressing Structural Racism at the USDASpotlight on Poverty and OpportunityMay 1, 2019
Progressive Governance Can Turn the Tide for Black FarmersCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2019