Savannah Treviño-Casias is from Phoenix, AZ, and was diagnosed with dyscalculia, a math learning disability, when she was in the sixth grade. Savannah is a 2015 Anne Ford Scholarship recipient and a blog writer for Understood.org. In 2019, she graduated from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, with a degree in psychology and a minor in family and human development. Savannah will be pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in the fall to work toward becoming a psychotherapist for young adults and families. Savannah works in the ASU School of Music costume shop where she helps make costumes for operas and musicals. She is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, and is an intern at Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona.
Savannah’s interests include collecting butterfly pins, reading, creative writing, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She sees participation in the Council as a vehicle to raise awareness of the often misunderstood challenges faced by individuals with learning disabilities. She hopes to instill confidence in students with learning disabilities and, as an ambassador for the cause, help them understand that they should never underestimate their ability to be successful and accomplish their goals.