Diana Carreño, Pharmacological Sciences PhD student, is the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2021 Graduate Student Awardee for Excellence and Achievement. Her research project focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of adolescent drug addiction.
Carreño has received the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence Ambassador Summer Fellowship. In addition to research, she mentors undergraduates in STEM to help them achieve their career and personal goals. She has worked closely with the UCI Dream Center as a Co-lead Scholar-in-Residence to provide professional development to undocumented undergraduate and graduate students. Further, she is a Leadership Coach for Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience: Partnering in Leadership for Undergraduate Students (DECADE PLUS) Program by mentoring Chancellor’s Excellence Scholars.
View the LEAD 2021 Gala event recording and the full list of awardees here.