Cielo Castro is Chief of Staff at Fairplex, a public-private partnership with the County of Los Angeles and is home of the LA County Fair and more than 500 year-round events.

Cielo’s past includes Transparency Officer for the City of Los Angeles Office of City Administrative Officer, acting as executive liaison with external stakeholders and providing oversight support for the City’s $8 billion budget. She was also Deputy to LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis, where she was responsible for discretionary grant making; staff hiring, recruitment and development; and policy issues including immigration, housing and community development. Cielo served the Obama Administration as Special Assistant at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., where she advised the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development on policy and political matters regarding a $50 billion grant portfolio and over 1,200 grantees.

Cielo enjoys her book club, and her role as the Los Angeles co-coordinator of Las Comadres para las Americas, and Professional Development Advisor for Latinas Promoviendo.