In the last five years, Dr. Castillo has provided academic and professional guidance and advice to more than 20 students in the Master’s Program in Economics. He has served as thesis director for 8 students and as thesis reader for another 8.
As director, Dr. Castillo worked closely with his students in every stage of producing the thesis. Several of his students received notable accomplishments, including acceptance to the Ph.D. program in Economics at the University of California, Irvine with full scholarship and an internship at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington. Two of his advisees have presented at conferences, such as the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Dr. Castillo also worked with research assistants whose work is acknowledged in some of his working papers and publications.
As second reader, Dr. Castillo provided students theoretical and technical guidance in the completion of their thesis.