Diana Castellanos

Doctoral Student, Occupational Therapy

Diana Castellanos is interested in increasing diversity within the healthcare field and is determined to expose minority groups to the field of occupational therapy. As a CRE2 graduate fellow, she wants to focus on developing a mentorship program within a St. Louis Public high school. Starting Fall 2022, she will run a pilot mentorship program at Gateway High School, a school located south of St. Louis, where the students’ demographics are 87% minority. This mentorship program will expose students to OT, and guide them through college applications, SAT preparation, financial assistance, interviewing skills, and resume editing. This program was initiated by WU-COTAD, an organization that strives to increase diversity within OT, who will be supporting the program through their volunteer members.