Violeta Castro is an attorney and entrepreneur who was born and raised in Modesto, California. She is the fifth of six siblings and the first to become an attorney in her family. Violeta’s parents, Jose and Rosario Diaz, emigrated from Mexico to the United States in pursuit of the American dream. In 2012 she married the love of her life, Jonathan Castro who shares her love for people and service. Growing up Violeta witnessed many incidents of differential treatment towards her parents and family members because of their lack of education. At the age of 12 she was the victim of a direct discriminatory remark that forever changed her future. It was at that moment Violeta decided she would be an advocate for people and education. Her commitment to family and education, the love for her community, and her life experiences have led her to accept service on the following boards: South Modesto Partnerships, City Ministry Network and CB House of Blessings.