Who is Erica Lira Castro – Erica Lira Biography
Erica Lira Castro is an education consultant who has worked as an elementary school teacher. She is also the wife of Democratic presidential aspirant Julian Castro and a Texas native from San Antonio.
She taught math for about 12 years after college in her native San Antonio. She also mentored pre-service teachers at the university level according to the Department of Education.
She graduated from Harlandale High School, according to her Facebook page and went to the University of Texas at San Antonio where she majored in English. From the same university, she earned her master’s in educational leadership.
Erica Lira Castro Age
Erica is is 40 years old as of 2018. She was born on 24th August 1978 in San Antonio, Texas, United States.
Erica Lira Castro Family
Lira was born in San Antonio to a mechanic father and secretary mother. She has three siblings: all brothers
Erica Lira Castro Husband – Erica Lira Castro Julian Castro
Lira is married to Julian Castro, an American Democratic politician who was the mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014 when he joined Obama’s cabinet as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to 2017. Her husband launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020 in San Antonio on January 12, 2019.
The couple met in 1999 while she was in college. Julian was home for the summer break from his law studies. They’ve been married since July 1, 2007.
Erica Lira Castro Kids
Erica is a mother of two children with her politician husband, Julian. They are; daughter, Carina Victoria (born in 2009) and son, Cristian Julián Castro (born in 2014).
Erica Lira Castro as a Teacher – Career
She is a First Generation College Graduate who has a passion in teaching. In an interview in 2009, she told the San Antonio Express-News that she made the decision to become a teacher when she was still a child and that she used to pretend to teach her brothers.
She went on to say that she is the kind of lady wh wants a marriage, children, her own career and a chance to participate in public service. “I think we can have it all.”
In 2015, she teamed up with Jill Biden, the then Second Lady and encouraged more Hispanic Americans to pursue careers as educators. A Census report had indicated that Hispanic students accounted for nearly 23 percent of students in the United States, less than 8 percent of the nation’s teachers. The had a video recorded as part of the #LatinosTeach, a digital campaign launched by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.