Erica Lira Castro Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Children, Net Worth and Education

Erica Lira Castro

Erica Lira Castro Biography

Erica Lira Castro is an American elementary school teacher and one of the famous celebrity wives in the United States of America. She is known for being the wife of 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro, who worked under the Obama administration as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.


How old is Erica Lira Castro?

Erica was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her year of birth is not known, she celebrates her birthday on August 24.

Erica Lira Castro Parents-Family

Her mother was a clerk and her father worked as a mechanic. Lira Castro was the first person in her family to graduate from college. website of the Department of Education.

Erica Lira Castro
Erica Lira Castro

 Lira Castro Husband-Children

Erica is married to the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of the United States, Julián Castro. After Castro’s second year at Harvard Law School, the couple met that summer when Castro had returned to San Antonio in 1999. They married on July 1, 2007. They together have two children; a daughter Carina Victoria born in March 2009 and Cristian Julián Castro, who was born in December 2014.

Erica Lira Castro Life Before Fame

She received a bachelor’s degree in English as a first-generation college student and then went on to earn a master’s degree in educational leadership. Erica worked for over a decade as an elementary school math teacher and now works as an education consultant.

Erica  Castro Speech

Speaking as a teacher, she said that she has seen firsthand the incredible impact of showing students that they are trusted and a lot is expected from them. Speaking of the Hispanic student population, she said that they are increasing and more teachers who are Hispanic and more teachers who understand Hispanic culture and communities are urgently needed. Hispanic teachers are highlighted in the White House Initiative on Educational Success for Hispanics to inspire more young people to pursue a teaching career.

Erica Lira Castro Net Worth

Erica has kept a relatively low profile, her net worth is not known.

 Lira Castro Career

According to her biography with the U.S. Department of Education, Lira Castro became a first-generation college graduate when she graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in English and later earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the same institution. According to The San Antonio Express-News, she has always been a teacher. “I don’t recall ever wanting to be a teacher.”