GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- After the vibrant female energy she felt during a No Doubt concert in 1997, SF State alumna Ashleigh Castro realized she wanted to become a photographer. Castro is now freelancing for Dope magazine a publication that focuses mainly on cannabis and hopes to get more women in the cover.
“My main goal here is to bring women into the pages spread, also people of color,” said Castro.
She graduated from SF State in 2012 and got her degree in fine art photography with a minor in journalism. She moved from Sacramento to San Francisco because she loved the city and wanted to be somewhere where she felt was inspiring.
Castro said she had many motivating professors at SF State, like Journalism Professor Raul Ramirez or Professor of Art Lewis deSoto.