Mabi Castro
Director of Policy

As a byproduct of her community between Mexico and the U.S., Mabi is driven to build on her work for future generations. Mabi obtained a B.A. in International Development from UCLA and an M.A. in International Politics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Through her studies, Mabi had the opportunity to live in Yucatán, Mexico where she researched health and sustainability trends in Mayan communities. She also lived in Geneva, Switzerland where she collaborated with the International Labor Organization and the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN on child labor issues. 

Before joining Supervisor Vargas in the County of San Diego, Mabi served as the Community and Government Relations Manager for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. Prior to Planned Parenthood, Mabi worked with top hospital executives to understand their challenges and identify solutions that could improve patient health and decrease readmission rates. Her commitment to social justice compelled her to work for the California State Senate and Assembly as a Legislative Analyst and Community Representative respectively, where she advised on policy issues ranging from education, natural resources and water, international affairs, veterans’ issues, and health.

Policy Area: Government, Business, Economic Development, COVID-19 (Government Affairs and Economic Recovery)

Committees: National Association of Counties (NACo), California State Association of Counties (CSAC), South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), San Diego Regional Economic Development (SDREDC), San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc. Policy Board, Urban Counties of California

(619) 531-5659