Diversity Club discusses racism as a public health crisis

The Diversity Club feels the American Nursing Association position “racism is a longstanding public health crisis in our nation that needs our immediate attention as nurses” is a call to act in providing our fellow students and faculty a unique educational opportunity.

Todd Carson, Psy.D. is a practicing counselor at SDSU who lectures on multiculturalism, diversity, and privilege in our society presented to Diversity Club attendees June 24th, via Zoom, on the topic of “Privilege in the Fabric of America”, a brief exploration of oppressive systems and how they are perpetuated followed.

Diversity Club Officers for 2020/2021 Academic Year are the following


Logan Weeks is a 2nd-year MEPN student at the University of San Diego. This year, Logan will be working as the GNSA VP and the Diversity Club President. Logan received his bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Public Health from Oregon State University in 2018. Logan’s interest in the field of nursing stems from previous experience participating in public health research related to HIV, as well as interning for a hypertension management program in Haiti. Prior to beginning the MEPN program, Logan worked for the State of Oregon in the Child Protective Services Department.  Logan was born and raised in Tillamook, Oregon, located on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Logan’s career goals are to become a Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Educator. Outside of school, he spends his time surfing, snowboarding, and traveling.

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Logan Weeks – President


​Paige Cohune is a second-year nursing student at the University of San Diego receiving her master’s in nursing. She is Vice President of the Diversity Club for the Hahn School of Nursing. Paige graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Paige’s passion for nursing arises from her previous experience working at a pediatrician’s office and volunteering in a Level III NICU during her undergraduate experience. She values relationships and connecting with patients on a professional and interpersonal level. Paige was raised in San Luis Obispo, California where she had to opportunity to surf and hike during her downtime. She has the intention of becoming a pediatric nurse and hopes to utilize her critical thinking skills, past experience working with the pediatric population, and clinical skills to enhance patient outcomes by providing the highest quality of patient care.

Paige Cohune -Vice President


Emma Curran is a 2nd-year MEPN student at the University of San Diego. Emma received her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Public Policy from UC Berkeley in 2010.  After college, Emma began a career in equine therapy geared towards children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Emma was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Her upbringing in the South has nurtured a passion for public health, social justice, and healthcare equity. In her time outside of school, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

Emma Curran – Secretary


Natalie Winterburn is a second year MEPN student attending the University of San Diego. While in the pursuance of her Master’s Degree in the field of Nursing, Natalie is impassioned to make a significant impact while serving as Treasurer on the Board of the Diversity Club. Natalie’s background in Kinesiology, and various aspects of the healthcare arena make her confident that this venture will set a strong foundation to which she can draw upon as she advances through her professional endeavors. It is with passion, determination and a heart of compassion that Natalie wishes to impact the healthcare industry and the lives of those around her.

Natalie Winterburn – Treasurer


Sabrina Tirador is a second year MEPN student at the University of San Diego. Sabrina will represent the Diversity Club this year as the Media Relations chair. Sabrina will be a double alumni, as she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of San Diego in 2018. Sabrina has four years of experience teaching fitness classes including Orangetheory and spin. During her time working in the fitness industry it became apparent how passionate she was about health, well-being and the human body. This translated over perfectly to the career of nursing. Sabrina is from Orange County, California. Outside of school, she spends her time working out, playing guitar, and spending time with family and friends!

Sabrina Tirador – Media Relations

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Associate Dean at Hahn School of Nursing University of San Diego
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