Lori Castro

Sometimes Lori Castro just has to pause and soak it all in. As a sound recording engineer in the film industry and a Grammy nominee for The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack, she has worked on sequels to movies she watched while growing up in San Antonio.

She was told once that if you love your job, then you will never work a day in your life. She is quick to acknowledge that teamwork is a hallmark of the movie industry. Every person listed in the end credits of a movie is tasked with a job and they have to trust each other to complete their part. She said she understood the importance of teamwork while she played soccer in high school and she also learned to trust her teammates. The same level of trust she practiced on the field translated to her career in the entertainment industry.

And while Castro’s passion is her job, her other passion is being a mentor. She enjoys talking to students about their career options and helping them understand that whatever their circumstances, they can be successful; they just have to work hard and, when faced with an obstacle, understand that it can be overcome.

Castro attended Knowlton Elementary School, Zachry Middle School, and Taft High School. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Recording Arts from Full Sail University.

Photograph: 
Lori Castro
Pillar of...: 
Trustworthiness
School: 
Taft High School
Year: 
2016
Class of ...: 
2004