Cielo is a Southern California native, born in East Los Angeles, and raised in the City of Norwalk by immigrant parents. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Cielo and her spouse Jesse Saucedo live in the City of Los Angeles, where Jesse serves on the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council. They are parents to ten-month old twins, Adelina Azalea and Tomas Antonio.
Commissioner Castro was appointed to HACLA’s Board on December 15, 2017 and appointed as Chairperson on April 22, 2021.
Cielo previously served as a Commissioner to the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension board, appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in September 2014. She enjoys her book club, and her role as the Los Angeles co-coordinator of Las Comadres para las Americas, and Professional Development Advisor for Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. Cielo was a 2007 National Hispana Leadership Institute Executive Program Fellow.