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Student Nurse Committee

ANHE Student Nurse Committee

The ANHE Student Nurse Committee is a unique opportunity for pre-licensure nursing students to explore their passion around environmental health, to engage in peer learning and sharing, and to develop leadership skills in environmental health nursing.  Student nurses are selected to serve on the committee for a one-year term. As part of their participation in the committee, students work on a project with their fellow committee members. 

ANHE launched the inaugural Student Nurse Committee in 2020 with a group of 8 pre-licensure student nurses from across the United States. This year, the student-driven and led group developed educational materials geared to nurses, nursing students, and community members around environmental health. The students self-divided into two subcommittees to focus on two different environmental issues: 1) composting and 2) environmental injustices. Get to know the 2020 ANHE Student Nurse Committee by listening to the Nurses for Healthy Environments’ podcast episode and check out the resources they developed below!

2020 Student Nurse Committee Developed Resources

ANHE’s Mindless Composting Guide: Reduce, Reuse, Compost: The guide addresses the barriers that would prevent you from taking action at home. Taking small action might seem meaningless, but collectively, each of our efforts helps to drawdown carbon emissions to combat climate change. Our guide will help you become aware of the food waste you generate, creatively reuse your food scraps, and implement a mindless composting method no matter where you live. Start taking imperfect action by reading the Mindless Composting Guide to learn about the benefits of extending the life cycle of your food for you and the planet.

Environmental Injustices Factsheets: A suite of factsheets summarizing the disproportionate impacts from environmental exposures across populations, including What is Environmental Injustice, Impacts of Extreme Weather on Children, and Impacts of Extreme Winter Weather for people experiencing homelessness. In addition to an educational factsheet for community members summarizing the Effects of Heat on Older Adults and how to prevent heat-related illness, developed in partnership with Alternatives for Community and the Environment

ANHE Student Nurse Committee

Meet the 2020 Student Nurse Committee Members

Talya Briana

Talya Briana

Talya is a 25 year old nursing student at MGH-IHP in Boston, MA. She is currently studying to become an FNP. Previously, she studied Biology and worked as a Research Assistant through undergrad at University of Maine Farmington and post-grad at BWH/Harvard School of Public Health. Outside of Talya’s studies, she is a yoga instructor and passionate yogi! She enjoys living mindfully, naturally, and eco-friendly! Her ultimate goal would be to someday open her own practice that combines holistic health practices (yoga, massage, meditation, reiki, etc.) with modern medicine. Talya would also like to continue to support underserved communities through non-profits, like MEDLIFE as she will be doing this January in Peru. She believes in spreading environmental and self-awareness, so I’m happy to be part of this committee.

Tiffany Pearson

Tiffany Pearson

Tiffany is a Villanova University senior nursing student with minors in global health, peace and justice, and honors. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas and her career interests include community health, with a focus on underserved and marginalized communities, and emergency and ICU nursing.

Arianna Marashi

Arianna Marashi

Ari is a 22 years old and currently a junior in the nursing program at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She currently works as a nursing station technician at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. After graduation, she hopes to travel and work as a nurse in a hospital setting, but still undecided on which area she would like to work in. Ari is interested in many areas of nursing, from emergency, ICU, OR, oncology, community/public health, holistic, and mental health. Her goals in nursing are to prevent illnesses, save lives, educate, and treat patients with a holistic perspective. She also has a vision to improve living qualities and decrease health inequities around the world.

Andrew Jensen

Andrew Jensen

My name is Andrew Jensen I am a Junior at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and advocating for the environment. I first got passionate about environmental justice early in high school but did not start my formal work until college when I started working with Shanda Demorest on the Nurses Climate Challenge.

Daniella Rossi

Daniella Rossi

Daniella was born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from UC Davis in December 2017 with a degree in Human Development and has just completed my 3rd semester in the CNL master’s entry program at USF. Daniella currently resides in San Francisco where she likes to stay active, cook, and explore in my free time. She is interested in waste reduction and is excited to grow her knowledge and experience base with this committee!

Liz Flores

Liz Flores

Liz is a nursing student at the UMN with minors in Spanish and Health Psychology. She loves to read nonfiction, meaning she never stops learning! She knows that our world is not set up in a way for humans and other organisms to survive unless we as a species change how we act, which is why she is so excited to be more proactive through this opportunity!

Leanna Clark

Leanna Clark

 Leanna is currently a nursing student in my fourth semester at Auburn University in Alabama. She is originally from Huntsville, Alabama, where she was born and raised. Leanna has been coming to Auburn ever since she was little and loves the Auburn family, football, and tailgating. She also enjoys playing piano, baking, and scuba diving.

Elise Krikorian

Elise Krikorian

Elise is a junior at Penn State University and is from West Chester, PA. She has been serving on the National Student Nurses’ Association as one of the directors since April and is the chair of the Population and Global Health Committee.