Austin campus student honored with 2018 Vernon Johnson Award

Sierra Castedo
Student Sierra Castedo

HOUSTON – Sierra Castedo, an M.P.H. student at UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin, has received the 2018 Vernon Johnson Award. The award honors the legacy of Vernon Johnson, who devoted his life to spreading the message of recovery and helping others find recovery. Read more about the award here

Castedo currently serves as director of the Center for Students in Recovery at The University of Texas at Austin. She herself 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. Read Castedo's story here