Capacity Building Assistance Specialist
Danielle Castro is a Latina trans-identified woman born in San Jose, CA, and is a psychotherapy intern for queer youth in San Francisco at Dimensions Clinic. Ms. Castro is a heartfelt and passionate transgender community advocate who seeks to create positive change through her work. Her work inspires others to promote a society devoid of transphobia. She is currently staff for the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco, and an international Capacity Building Assistance Provider for various organizations delivering HIV prevention and care as well as behavioral health services.
Ms. Castro is also the Clinical Supervisor for EL/LA Para Trans Latinas, and an independent contractor for federal health agencies. Her academic writing is published in the Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice, and most recently, Danielle was awarded the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies International Women's Day Award for all of her work to advance health care for trans people throughout the country and abroad.
She is the current co-chair for a trans health empowerment work-group of the SF Human Rights Commission's LGBT Action Committee, and also for the UCSF National Transgender Health Summit mental health track.