Gloria Castellanos is a Latina on a mission! A distinguished realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Westwood, CA, Castellanos is one of the most successful Latinas in the real estate industry -- consistently performing at the top 1 percent of her market. She focuses on assisting big-name clients buy and sell their beautiful properties in some of the most prestigious and desirable neighborhoods in Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Westwood, Santa Monica and Malibu.
However, despite her success, Castellanos comes from humble beginnings. She was born in the United States, but raised by her grandmother in Tijuana, Mexico. And she's been on her own since the age of 15.
"I was thrust into adult life almost overnight, and quickly learned that some people may attempt to shatter your dreams and some may betray you. I always felt that where I came from didn't determine my destiny. I firmly believed I was born for something great. My faith grounded me, and taught me that if I had a dream in my heart, it was there for a reason. I just needed to find a way to make it happen," she said. "My credo is that even if people don't believe in you, you must believe in yourself."
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