WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for appointing Jeyben Castro as Deputy Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Along with Kemba Kendrix, Castro will lead the office’s development of a House diversity plan to include policies to direct and guide House offices to recruit, hire, train, develop, advance, promote, and retain a diverse workforce.
“Jeyben Castro has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, and diversity and inclusion. Alongside Kemba Hendrix, Castro can provide best practices to Republican members, committees, and other House offices in the area of recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse staff,” said Joint Center President Spencer Overton. “Diverse hires help Members of Congress understand the diverse perspectives of their districts and states, and help them provide an accurate representation of all Americans in their offices. We look forward to working with Deputy Director Castro as he works to further the bi-partisan mission of the House Diversity and Inclusion Office in support of making congressional staff reflect America’s diversity.”
Prior to this role, Jeyben served as the Senior Community Engagement Manager for Washington Gas and the Outreach Director for the U.S. Senate Republican Task Force on Hispanic Affairs. He is a graduate of George Mason University, and has executive certificates in International Business and Public Policy from Georgetown University and Florida International University.