Carmen R. Castro

Carmen CastroSenior Program Coordinator

Carmen joined the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in September 2017, after serving over seven years as a senior administrator at Rutgers’ New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM). While at NJCBM, her focus areas included personnel management and coordination of student and postdoctoral programs. Most recently, Carmen served as program coordinator for an NIH-funded T32 Postdoctoral Training Program. She successfully managed numerous outreach activities and events, bringing together students, postdocs, faculty and external collaborators for various grant-sponsored programs.

She has a passion for connecting people to personal and professional development opportunities, including inclusive mentoring initiatives. Carmen serves as Senior Program Coordinator for the Rutgers Connection Network Mentoring Program, sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Carmen served as a senior administrator and constituent relations professional for a State Legislative Office. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Rutgers University and a certificate in Human Resource Management from Middlesex County College.