Laura Castro

UF Health Communications, Communications Coordinator


Laura Castro is a coordinator at UF Health Communications. She develops and rolls out diverse communications plans for a variety of clients throughout the organization, and creates a broad array of multimedia material to advance strategic corporate goals. She also supports UF Health with issues management and crisis communication, and serves on the media on-call team and the emergency response team. Prior to her position at UF Health, Laura developed communications and marketing material for the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation. Her responsibilities at the organization included planning fundraising events, implementing charitable-giving programs and managing media relations. She also worked closely with the executive director to develop new community outreach initiatives. While completing her degree at UF, Laura interned at a wide range of organizations, including a nonprofit law firm, medical pregnancy center and music company. Laura graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. in public relations and a concentration in business administration.