Kat Castro-Clemons is a native Houstonian, a wife, a mother of two and serves as the Director of Community Development at Hope Village in Friendswood, TX. For the last six years, Kat has worked in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors helping seniors with Alzheimer's, Dementia, and younger adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
Kat studied at the New College of California and went to high school at The High School for The Performing and Visual Arts in Montrose. As a child raised by a single parent, feminism came naturally to Kat. Helping others and being politically active has been a gradual progression in her career from canvassing for California Peace Action in San Francisco, to working with at-risk teen mothers, to then with a non-profit that helps folks with special needs.
Kat thrives for equality for all and believes that regardless of race, class, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or nationality. “We are all human and should be treated with kindness and fairness. But under the current administration, I believe women's reproductive rights are under attack, climate change is being denied and health care is about to be taken away from the neediest Americans. So, I believe we have to continue to stand up, speak out and show up and be bold to make sure those in office hear what their constituents want.”
She is also the Vice President of Membership of the Clear Lake Area Toastmasters, the Chair for the Diplomats Committee at the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is a member of Texas Democratic Women of Harris County and is a sustaining member for the Harris County Democratic Party. As the new President, she hopes to grow the organization in ways that truly reflect our city and be a part of inspiring young women to throw their hat in the ring and start running for office!