Gabrielle Castellanos

With the little “casita” (home) as a sentimental reminder of her childhood home and her late grandmother, Gabrielle Castellanos caring nature shines through.
Castellanos truly cares about others through her desire to pursue a master’s degree and a PhD, and then apply what she learns to improve health in the community.
She creates unique ways to help people live healthier lifestyles, whether it’s through a better diet, stress management, or cancer and chronic disease prevention—or a super-innovative way to integrate all of these elements.
Castellanos, a native of San Antonio and a graduate of Health Careers High School, earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University.
She is now pursuing a master’s degree in Allied Health Education and Administration.
To further her goals, Castellanos applied for the Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program, which recruits 25 master’s-level students and professionals for a five-day Summer Institute to promote doctoral degrees and careers studying Latino cancer.
“The [Éxito!] Summer Institute provided a plethora of information and made the idea and math of pursuing a doctoral degree much clearer,” Castellanos said. “Before the summer institute, the path seemed impossible but I feel like it is a path I can take if and when I desire.”