Dulce Castro

Dulce Castro

Academic Advisor

Background and areas of interest
I am a double duck! I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish, and a Master of Science in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. 

What brought you to the University of Oregon?
I was born Mexico and raised in the United States from the age of twelve. I lived in a small town in southern Oregon and visited the UO campus when I was a high school student. From my undergraduate to graduate school and now to my professional career, I still love this campus and continue to feel committed to helping other Ducks have a positive experience as they transition and graduate from the university.

How did you get involved in academic advising?
Having been a first-generation student of color, I know that accessing higher education can be both an exciting and challenging process. I know the huge impact that effective advising can have, as I succeeded in completing my educational goals due to the support I received from many individuals. I served in various roles at the UO before becoming an academic advisor, and I frankly did not realize that this was a job I could have until the last year of my undergraduate experience. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work with students every day and be part of their college journey!

What are you involved with on campus or in the community?
On campus, I am actively involved in the Dreamers Working Group and the Latinx Strategy Group.