PATRICK CASTLE grew up in Coldwater, Michigan and received a B.A. in Philosophy from Kalamazoo College in 2007. Upon graduation Patrick joined Teach For America and spent two years teaching 9th grade special education and social studies in Saint Louis, Missouri. Patrick graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with honors in 2012, and is now an associate with Grippo & Elden LLC, a commercial litigation firm based in Chicago. Patrick cares deeply about closing the achievement gap between affluent students and students from low-income neighborhoods, and is proud to serve on the board of Camp of Dreams.