Melisa Castillo, 3L
My name is Melisa Castillo, I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. I am proudly the daughter of two Mexican immigrant parents and am first generation high school and college graduate. I earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. When applying to law school, a priority of mine was to attend a school that created an environment that wanted to see me succeed and created a community amongst the faculty, staff, and students. Now as a third-year law student, OCU Law did just that for me and so much more.
OCU Law has provided me all the tools necessary to tackle every challenge to be a first-generation law student in the legal field. OCU Law taught me the leaderships skills to participate in student organizations and obtain job opportunities that I didn’t think were possible. With this I was able to obtain leadership roles such as Vice-President of the Hispanic/Latin Law Student Association, Managing Editor of La Prensa (OCU Law Hispanic Publication) as well as a job opportunity with Department of Justice: Executive Office of Immigration Review in Houston, Texas. Moving forward, I would like to pursue Immigration Law or in any other capacity that will allow me to be a voice for the Hispanic Community. I am eternally grateful to OCU Law for choosing me and not only giving me an incredible legal education but a family and place to call home.