Ashley Castañeda

Klingler College of Arts & Sciences
Marquette University

Ashley Castañeda is a senior at Marquette University, where she is double majoring in Criminology & Law Studies and Spanish Language, Literature, & Culture. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree, she plans to continue her education in law school. Her interests have allowed her to open up to new experiences, such as an internship on Capitol Hill. As a first-generation Latina, she understands the struggle of navigating the professional world alone. Therefore, her goal has been to continue pursuing higher education, to eventually become a resource to other first-generation students. She believes in building a legacy of Latinos, that continue to network, mentor, and push each other to succeed.