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Student Organizations

Leadership, Engagement, Involvement


Student Groups

Colorado School of Public Health students can join organizations sponsored by the school or through our campus communities.

Delta Omega | Alpha Upsilon Chapter
Chapter/Faculty President: Lee Newman, MD

The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health was founded in 1924 at Johns Hopkins University within the School of Hygiene and Public Health (now known as the Bloomberg School of Public Health) by two graduate students, Dr. Edgar Erskine Hume and Dr. Claude W. Mitchell. At the time, public health as a profession was still in its infancy and, prior to the establishment of university-based education in public health, entrance into the field had been largely through practical experience and political favor. To promote the graduate study of the field, Dr. Hume and Dr. Mitchell organized this honorary society in order to recognize outstanding achievement in the new field. Over 80 years later, Delta Omega has expanded to more than 70 chapters throughout the world and has more than 14,000 members from top echelons of graduate schools and programs of public health, as well as the public health community. 

The Alpha Upsilon Chapter inducts eligible graduating students, faculty, alumni, and one honorary member each year. Induction occurs during the annual scholarship and awards reception. Members are signified by their salmon academic stoles worn during the annual school convocation.

Visit the National website


ColoradoSPH Student Council

The School's Student Council is the primary student leadership organization devoted to serving as representatives of the school, developing relationships with community organizations, and involving students at all three campuses in public health related activities.  The Student Council also has the authority to formally recognize any newly formed student organization within the school.

 

 ColoradoSPH Student Councils

 

BreAnna Teeters
President 

Concentration
MPH in Health Systems, Management and Policy

Interests
Health equity, religion and culture, minority health, and social justice/advocacy

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Visiting local restaurants and shops, going to local events and finding new places to explore outside

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Ann Giesenhagen
Vice President

Concentration
MPH in Health Systems, Management, and Policy & Applied Biostatistics

Interests
Mental Health policy/advocacy, Health Equity, Social Justice, Healthcare Economics, Interprofessional Development, and Integration of Biostatistics ​

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Trail running, skiing, fly fishing, rock climbing, horseback riding, hiking, camping... basically everything outdoors!!

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Alexandria Jensen
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Concentration
PhD in Biostatistics

Interests
Medical image analysis, graph theory, reliability statistics, utilization patterns of radiological imaging

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Sunrise hikes in Great Sand Dunes National Park or summer concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater

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Courtney Spoutz  
Events Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community and Behavioral Health

Interests
Exercise and Physical Activity, Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyles and Behavioral, Health Promotion, and Wholistic Health Practices 

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and really anything outdoors! I also love to try new restaurants, discover shops, and find as many different coffee shops as I can!

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Deepa Trivedi
Student Senate Representative

Concentration
MPH in HSMP

Interests
Health Policy, Health Equity, Provider Burnout, Opioid Abuse, Health Promotion, Prevention Measures, Chronic & Infectious Disease, Cancer, and Social Justice/Patient Advocacy

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Being near the mountains and discovering new places I’ve never been to before!




Syd Staggs
Student Senate Representative

Concentration
Certificate in Public Health Sciences

Interests
I have always been inherently interested in human health: physical, emotional, and mental. I strive to understand and work with lots of different populations of people from many different backgrounds so I can reduce micro-aggressions and effectively treat and care for patients in a future clinical setting. I am extremely passionate about reducing health disparities and improving standard of care of gender and sexuality diverse pediatric and teen patients through ethical clinical research. Being a queer individual in a stable position in life I strive to provide resources, education, and harm reduction strategies within and outside my community. 

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Being near the mountains and discovering new places I’ve never been to before!​
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Robert J. Suss 
Student Senate Representative

Concentration
MPH in Applied Biostatistics

Interests
Healthy lifestyles and behavior, mental health, genetic and epigenetic risk factors, preventive medicine

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Visiting restaurants and breweries, checking out local events and music, exploring everything Colorado has to offer, discovering new and interesting activites.

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Yadiel Tesfaye
Student Senate Representative

Concentration
Certificate in Public Health Sciences

Interests
My interests include the study of human health, infectious diseases, and biological and genetic factors that are likely to affect a population's health. Data analysis for research on chronic diseases and policy.

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
I enjoy hiking, playing soccer or basketball, and driving through the mountains in the fall season.
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Devin Nelson
President

Concentration
MPH in Epidemiology

Devin was born and raised in Chicago, Il, and after obtaining her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan moved out west to call Colorado her new home. She is currently going into her 2nd year at ColoradoSPH with a concentration in epidemiology; however, if you ask her what part of public health she loves the most she won’t be able to give a straight answer. She loves it all! In her free time, she loves hiking, climbing, and spamming her friends with snapchats of her dog.

Anastasia Ratcliff
Vice President

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Health Disparities

Hailing from the great state of Missouri, Anastasia is a second year MPH student with a concentration in Global Health and Health Disparities. Her professional passions are focused around promoting health equity and addressing health disparities within rural and overlooked communities in the United States. When she’s not trying to change the world, Anastasia enjoys naps with her dog Nox, sewing, and instagramming the semi-healthy food she’s cooked.

Jaclyn Williamson
Treasurer

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Health Disparities

Jackie is a second-year in the CSPH MPH program studying Global Health and Health Disparities. Originally from New York, she completed her bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. This summer she will be completing her practicum and capstone with the Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment in Kasese, Uganda, which will be an opportunity to develop global health trainings and combat a wide range of global health issues. Once she returns, she is excited for the coming year on student council and another successful year with ColoradoSPH!

Erin Walls
Secretary

Concentration
MPH in Epidemiology

Erin is an incoming graduate student here at ColoradoSPH (So say hi to her if you see her around campus!) She was born, raised, and currently lives in a small town called Rose Hill, KS, which is located just outside the city of Wichita. At CSPH, her concentration will be in Epidemiology and she hopes to add a certificate in Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response as well. She’s super excited to have the opportunity to live in Colorado and explore as many outdoor activities as possible!

Milena Casamassima
Communications Specialist

Concentration
MPH in Global Health and Health Disparities 

Milena is an incoming first-year MPH student (say hi!). She is moving to Fort Collins from Adams, Massachusetts which is in the heart of the Berkshires. Her concentration will be in Global Health and Health Disparities while her specific interests are in harm reduction and increasing the number of services for those with substance use disorders. She loves hiking and cannot wait to explore all of the natural beauty in Colorado!

Elizabeth Kim
Events Co-Chair

Concentration
MPH in Animals, People, and the Environment 

Elizabeth is another one of our incoming students and student council members here at ColoradoSPH (say hi!). She will be moving to Colorado from Columbus, OH. She has been living in Ohio for about 6 years now but is originally from Guam. She will be entering into the Animals, People, and Environment Concentration here at CSU. In her spare time, she loves to sit in a coffee shop and read a good book or go for a hike with friends!


Bradyn Nicholson
Events Co-Chair

Concentration
MPH in Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyles

Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Bradyn is currently a second-year student in the physical activities and healthy lifestyles concentration here at ColoradoSPH and loves referring to Colorado as her new home. As of next year, she will be working towards a dual degree in Urban Planning as well! Her favorite thing about Colorado… Beers, Bikes, and Beautiful views. She also loves hiking with her fur baby in the great outdoors and being a book worm getting lost in tons of books.
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​Dayna DeHerra
President

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Opiate/heroin prevention, resource access, and homelessness

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Eat good food and walk my dog on the Poudre Trail.





Sujeith Barraza
Vice President

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Community Health Education

Interests
Immigration, women's rights, and equal rights

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Hiking, attending sporting events, and concerts.





Allison Preza
Secretary

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Reproductive and sexual health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Swim in the reservoir.





Alysa Stuart
Treasurer

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Community Health Education

Interests
HIV prevention, maternal health, and mental health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Trying out new restaurants and driving through the mountains.






Steph Goris
Co-Chair - Student Connections Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Disaster preparedness and emergency management

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Driving through the mountains with a good coffee in hand and the pup in the back seat.






Sarah Dasugo
Co-Chair - Student Connections Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Harm reduction, social determinants of health, and health access

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Catching a concert at Red Rocks.






Eve Audley
Co-Chair - Student Connections Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Healthy aging, Alzheimer's/Dementia, and mental health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
I like hiking with my dog, snowshoeing, and touring breweries.






KC Hall
Co-Chair - Social Events Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Health equity, policy and advocacy

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
In the warmer months I enjoy longboarding and exploring trails with my Blue Heeler, and during the snowy months I love to go skiing in the mountains.






Lily Mwandira
Co-Chair - Social Events Coordinator
 
Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education
 
Interests

Women's health and health equity

 
Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Outdoorsy activities and eating good food.
 
 




Shala Giardini
Co-Chair - Social Events Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Community Health Education

Interests
Using physical activity and nutrition to prevent chronic disease

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
I enjoy doing fitness in the Colorado sunshine and sitting on the patio of a coffee shop reading. I also enjoy adventuring, hiking, or running through the mountains.






Ashley Berry
Certificate Student Liaison

Concentration
Certificate in Public Health Sciences

Interests
Community health education

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Trail running.


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