Danielle Castro is a transgender community advocate who creates positive change through her work. She co-founded multiple trans serving organizations and coalitions, including Trans Advocates for Justice and Accountability (TAJA’s) Coalition and inspires others to promote a society devoid of transphobia. Currently Project Director of Community Based Research for the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (COE) at the University of California, San Francisco, her academic writing is published in the Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice. Most recently, Danielle was awarded the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies International Women’s Day Award for her work on advancing health care for trans people throughout the country and abroad. In 2013 Danielle became one of a handful of trans women of color psychotherapy interns in the country.