Associate Director, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Rebecca Castillo is a storyteller who prefers the visual medium. She is the associate director of the CSPA where she plans and organizes CSPA’s three annual conventions and workshops. As well, Castillo develops curriculum and manages the Crown Awards, Gold Circle Awards, and the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year program. Castillo co-edited and produced the award-winning book, Magazine Fundamentals.
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, where she was a member of CSPA as a high school student, Castillo graduated from Columbia College, where she studied film. She received her M.A. from the Columbia Journalism School, where she studied digital media, photography and video. She has worked at CSPA since her graduation from Columbia College in 1994.
In her spare time she is a freelance photographer. Her photography has been published by TIME magazine and The New York Times Foundation.