Graduate Student Instructor
UC Berkeley - School of Information
Ian Castro is a graduate student in the Master of Information Management and Systems program at the UC Berkeley School of Information. He graduated from Berkeley in 2021 with a B.A. in Media Studies and a B.S. in Microbial Biology. His focus is on increasing accessibility, diversity, and equity within the information sciences, particularly for non-majors and those without prior experience in computing. Through the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, he has taught and designed introductory coursework and academic programs, such as Introduction to Data Science for Graduate Students and Data Scholars Foundations. Currently, he is teaching Data 6: Introduction to Computational Thinking with Data for a summer bridge program designed to bring Python coding to historically marginalized students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in STEM.