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Raaisha Castro, ’16 Latin American Studies

In her own words, Alum Raaisha Castro talks about her time at Purchase and where she is now.

“Since graduation, I’m not going to lie or hide behind the fact that the first months were hard. I was very sad to leave my learning sanctuary of so many years to start fresh somewhere else. Finding a job took a while, but exactly six months after graduation, I finally received an offer.

 I am now happily employed at Benchmark Education Company in New Rochelle. It is an Academic Children’s Publishing company that focuses on K-6 teaching materials and leveled texts for young readers. 

My current role at my company is as the Publishing Administrative Assistant, though I also double as a Content Creation Assistant in which I help edit materials in English and Spanish for digital and print components.  

My journey to graduate from Purchase was long, dreadful at times, and scary. But I gained things I could have never imagined. Not only career wise, but emotionally. Where once lived doubt, now lives confidence. And I look forward to many exciting endeavors in my career and am happy to say, it all started at SUNY Purchase.”