2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule
Sierra Castedo, MPH, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Students in Recovery, Director
Sierra Castedo is a person in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder and has been involved with collegiate recovery and the recovery movement since 2012. She is the director of The Center for Students in Recovery at The University of Texas at Austin, the President Elect for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, and the winner of the Faces and Voices of Recovery 2018 Vernon Johnson Youth/Young Adult Recovery Advocate Award. At UT Austin, she works with a supportive community of students in recovery, providing a space in the heart of one of the nation’s largest university campuses where recovery is not only normal, but actively celebrated. Sierra served as the co-director of the recently-concluded Youth Substance Misuse and Addiction Pop-Up Institute, an initiative that united researchers, practitioners, community members, and students from various disciplines on this important, cross-cutting theme. Beyond the borders of campus, Sierra helped to found the Recovery-Oriented Community Collaborative and the Youth Recovery Network: community partnerships that bring together disparate institutions and individuals to better serve people – and especially young people – in recovery.