José Castro 

Jose Castro works with Latino and Indigenous farmers in the CODECE project.

Castro was born in Mexico City and raised in New Mexico. He graduated from the South Valley Academy in Albuquerque and is a currently pursuing his degree in Tourism and Hospitality at Central New Mexico Community College. Castro is a young man passionate about his community; in 2010, he was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” from Rudolfo Anaya Elementary School. His volunteer work with several community leaders has given him the dedication and patience to give back to the communities he loves.