Willie Castrejon is a college preparation advisor with the Texas GEAR UP state grant. He currently serves the Class of 2018 at Somerset High School in Somerset ISD. Willie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in higher education administration from the University of Houston. Willie began working with IPSI in 2010 as an Advise TX college advisor at Milby High School in Houston. In July 2017, he was recognized by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships as the GEAR UP Professional of the Year. As a first-generation college graduate, Willie is very enthusiastic when it comes to assisting students in their college degree journeys.