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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

 


Ashley McWilliams
President and Senator - CU Anschutz Student Senate

Concentration
MPH in Epidemiology and Global Health

Interests
Infectious disease, maternal/child health, health equity

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Exploring all that Colorado has to offer – whether it be a new hike, a new restaurant/brewery, or concert venue!


Kelsey Yallop
Vice President

Concentration
MPH in Community & Behavioral Health 

Interests
Food access and security

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
My favorite thing to do in Colorado is snowboard!



Kathleen (Katie) Holm
Events Coordinator

Concentration
MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health

Interests
Total worker health, industrial health, opioid prescription and abuse

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Eat! There are so many restaurants and breweries to explore. Bonus if there's a patio so I can bring my dog.


Luke Patten
Finance & Communications Chair

Concentration
MS in Biostatistics

Interests
Nutrition, Physiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Sports Performance, General Health & Wellness

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Making new memories! Whether it's snowboarding, fishing, rock climbing, sporting events, or happy hour with friends.

Marrisa Mora
Senator - CU Anschutz Student Senate

Concentration
MPH in Global Community & Behavioral Health

Interests
Health equity, global health, mental health, and the built environment

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Hiking, camping, and enjoying live music

Austin Van Grack
Senator - CU Anschutz Student Senate

Concentration
MPH in Global Maternal & Child Health

Interests
International health, maternal and child health, women's health, HIV/AIDS

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Exploring restaurants in the different neighborhoods of Denver, hiking, and attending local arts & culture events.

Brett Lipshetz
Senator - CU Anschutz Student Senate

Concentration
MPH in Epidemiology

Interests
Infectious disease and mental health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
I enjoy hiking, checking out local breweries and going to sporting events.
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Alexia Alfano
President

Concentration
MPH in Animals, People & the Environment

Interests
Infectious disease and zoonotic diseases, epidemiology, One Health

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Snowboarding

Anastasia Ratcliff
Vice President

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Health Disparities

Interests


Favorite thing to do in Colorado

Jaclyn Williamson
Secretary

Concentration
MPH in Global Health & Health Disparities

Interests
Neglected tropical disease

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
So far, my favorite thing to do in Colorado is explore Rocky Mountain National Park!

Katie Key
Treasurer

Concentration
MPH in Public Health Nutrition

Interests
health equity, nutrition, food security, maternal health, data journalism

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Hike at Horsetooth Reservoir with my dog

Alexis Zaborniak
Career Panel Committee Chair

Concentration
MPH in Animals People & the Environment

Interests

Favorite thing to do in Colorado

Annie Mombourquette
National Public Health Week Committee Chair 

Concentration
MPH in Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyles

Interests
Youth and Family Wellness, Rural Health, Weight Stigma

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Rock climbing

Devin Nelson
Student Engagement Liaison

Concentration
MPH in Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyles

Interests
Disparities, childhood obesity, socioeconomic status and chronic disease risk, physical activity and nutrition.

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Hiking and camping

Bradyn Nicholson
Wellness Committee Liaison

Concentration
MPH in Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyles

Interests
I am most interested in promoting and implementing policies policies that encourage active transportation (walking and biking) and increasing access to parks and trails, and fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as reducing sedetary behavior within various settings.

Favorite thing to do in Colorado
Hiking with my fur baby, Echo!
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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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