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Alumni Spotlight: Eva DeLuna Castro - Class of 1984

Alumni Spotlight: Eva DeLuna Castro - Class of 1984 Alumni Spotlight: Eva DeLuna Castro - Class of 1984

Eva DeLuna Castro, Class of 1984

For more than two decades, Eva DeLuna Castro has been fighting for the rights of the underprivileged in Texas.

After graduating from Harlem in 1984, Castro earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in history and literature and then a master's in public affairs from the University of Texas.
Her career in public affairs began in 1989 when she served as a project coordinator with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington D.C. In 1992, she became an analyst at the Texas State Comptroller's Office.
In 1998, she joined the Center for Public Policy Priorities. The CPPP is a nonprofit that seeks to lobby state and federal organizations to give families in Texas better access to public education, healthcare and nutrition. Castro is a budget analyst who explains to the press, the state legislators, community organization and service providers the impact that various changes to state budgets make.
Her long career as an advocate is not a surprise. Eva DeLuna was a pretty active student while at Harlem. She was on the math team, yearbook club, Quill & Scroll, competed in WYSE, served on the student council, played on the tennis team and earned a place in the National Honor Society. Her 1984 classmates voted her one of the two students most likely to succeed.
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