Jaciel Castro, 2017-18
KIPP Houston Public Schools Alumnus
Jaciel Castro was appointed as Student Regent for The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott for a one-year term that began on June 1, 2017. Jaciel is a student at The University of Texas at San Antonio studying his Master’s of Finance in Real Estate Development and Investments. He is a graduate of The University of Houston, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering Technology and Design (2011) and a Bachelor in Organizational Development (2014). He is also an Engineer in Training through the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. Jaciel has spent the past four years working for KIPP San Antonio on community development, including looking for new properties to plant schools, analyzing real estate opportunities and mobilizing every employee at KIPP SA to recruit over 5,600 students for current and opening schools. Jaciel recently celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary with his wife Amanda. His primary daily responsibility outside of graduate school and the U. T. Board of Regents is playing with his son Jonathan and teaching him Spanish.