Francisco Castelan

Francisco Castelan attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received Bachelor degrees in both Psychology and Spanish. Mr. Castelan earned an MS degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While working at UW-Madison, he discovered his passion for helping college students explore and connect their strengths and interests toward their future careers. He brings more than fifteen years of experience with health professions advising, including continued collaboration with the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a non-profit organization. He has held leadership positions in the National Association of Advisors in the Health Profession (NAAHP) as a Co-Chair for the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and represented NAAHP on the Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Group on Student Affairs (GSA). He also has served on the board of directors for the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP). In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and pursuing his artistic endeavors with photography and acrylic painting.