As the daughter of immigrants and a second-generation Mexican-American, Mrs. Castañeda understands and empathizes with the challenges and struggles faced by immigrants in the United States. Mrs. Castañeda’s parents immigrated to the United States before Mrs. Castañeda was born in Los Angeles, California. Like many other immigrant families, Mrs. Castañeda’s parents struggled to come to America to build a better life for their children. When Mrs. Castañeda was two-years-old, she moved with her family to Mexico, where she spent most of her childhood. As a child, Mrs. Castañeda grew up enjoying and participating in Mexican cultural traditions, where she cultivated a strong connection to her culture and to her family.

When Mrs. Castañeda moved back to the United States with her family, she wanted to devote her life to serving and advocating for the rights of the immigrant community. With this goal in mind, Mrs. Castañeda went to college and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1997. After college, Mrs. Castañeda attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, and graduated in 2006. Mrs. Castañeda was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2009, and opened a solo-practice immigration firm in Tacoma, Washington. Due to the firm’s success, Mrs. Castañeda expanded her law practice in 2013. Ms. Castaneda relocated to California and opened Immigration Attorney at Law, P.C. In Fresno, California.

Mrs. Castañeda is extremely involved with the immigrant community in Seattle and Tacoma, and routinely takes part in community outreach activities. In addition to supporting the immigrant community, Mrs. Castañeda is a devoted wife and mother, and enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband and two sons..