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What Great Minds Can Do: Alyssa Castillo  

Alyssa Castillo

Psychology major

Easton, Pennsylvania

"When I moved onto campus, I never thought everything would happen so quickly. The Leadership Institute showed me the 9/11 Memorial for the first time. My mock trial team travels all over the Northeast for competitions. It's only been a couple of months, but Seton Hall has already opened so many doors for me. I'm happy to say it's been a great first year here."

Headshot of Alyssa Castillo.A born leader, Alyssa is the oldest child and has a younger brother and baby sister as she comes to us from Easton, Pennsylvania. Seton Hall had everything she was looking for as a Catholic University that is close to New York. In addition to this, it was the internship opportunities, academic programs, and, of course, the basketball team that drew her to the university.

Alyssa quickly realized the once-in-a-lifetime chance that is being offered here at Seton Hall. She acknowledges the strong connections that have already formed as she credits her mentor and leader Dr. Christopher Kaiser for the valuable opportunities and experiences offered.

Currently Alyssa is heavily involved with Seton Hall's Psychology Club and Competitive Mock Trial team, which is by far her favorite part of her week. To be involved with her faith, she plans on becoming more active in the Campus Ministry Department. Alyssa intends to earn a PhD in clinical psychology so she can help others better understand and develop their mental health. All in all, Alyssa is excited for these years to come as she promises to make the most out of her time here at Seton Hall.

Seton Hall Career Highlights:

  • Competitively selected to be in first Buccino Leadership Institute cohort 
  • Secretary of Mock Trial 
  • Psychology Club
  • Member of Sophomore Discovery Program
  • Intern with Hudson County Prosecutor's Office