We are pleased to announce the first-ever alumna to be appointed to the YES Prep’s Board of Directors, Luly Castillo. Castillo graduated in 2001 and brings tremendous experience as a leader in the oil and gas industry. With her addition to our Board, we are confident that we will continue to lead Houston forward and fulfill our goal of quadrupling the number of YES Prep college-ready graduates by 2020. Read Castillo's full bio below.
Luly Castillo graduated from YES Prep in 2001 and from Drexel University in 2006 with a degree in mechanical engineering. She began her career working for CEMEX in management training and commercial strategy. In 2008, Castillo started working for Halliburton as a mechanical engineer. In 2011, Castillo transferred into the business development team where she now serves as a senior account representative. During her time at Halliburton, the Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine listed Castillo in their Forty Under Forty and among the top Hispanic Women in Technology. In addition to serving on the YES Prep Board of Directors, Castillo also serves on the SWAG to College Board of Directors and is the Mentor Chair for YES Prep Professionals, the Working Parent Chair at Halliburton for Women Sharing Excellence, and the former PTO President for her son's charter school.