Erica Castro was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. A first generation college graduate in her family, she earned a bachelor degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio she continued on and received her Masters degree in Educational Leadership from UTSA. Mrs. Castro has taught Mathematics to elementary students for 12 years as well as had the opportunity to teach and mentor pre-service teachers at the University level. She dedicates as much of her time as her schedule permits to volunteering and giving back to her community. Erica and husband, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, are proud parents of Carina Victoria Castro and Cristian Julián Castro.