'Photovoice-Health Equity' exhibit opening reception & panel discussion, Feb. 13

'Photovoice-Health Equity' exhibit opening reception & panel discussion, Feb. 13

Jan. 29, 2024

Opening reception & panel discussion, Feb. 13, 5-7pm

Photo collage of student presenters for "Photovoice"

Left to right: Koseku Buzugbe, Ian Jakubowski, Aliza Moreno, Patrick Pinder-Newton, Leslie Maria Rivera
Student bios below

Opening reception & panel discussion, Feb. 13

The University of Arizona College of Nursing and Health Sciences Library are hosting an exhibit featuring a series of posters created by students enrolled in NURS 250 Health Equity: Connection, Community & Healing in Urgent Times. The course addresses the most pressing issues challenging people's health, and the exhibit is the course's signature assignment.  

Students critically analyzed health inequity problems from a multifaceted approach and engaged in experiential service-learning projects within the community while developing skills to build connections using collective action to heal our communities.

Student bios below.

Event details

Exhibit, Feb. 13-March 12

The exhibit showcases the work students created collaboratively using the Photovoice method, telling a story of the challenges and possible solutions that impact our local community regarding health equity. This participatory research method invites individuals to capture their environment or personal experiences using photography and then reflect on them through a written or verbal narrative. 

Aimed to empower students to become agents of change, the course encourages students to explore the intricacies of health equity by bringing together a series of photographs to form a cohesive narrative. 

The Photovoice Signature Assignment Portfolio showcases students' evolving understanding of health equity and synthesizes the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they gained in the course.

Exhibit details

Student bios

(pictured left to right above)

Koseku Buzugbe

I am a senior from Nigeria majoring in chemical engineering. I currently serve as president of the National Society of Black Engineers and am a research assistant and ambassador for the college. I hope to pursue a Ph.D. after I graduate in May. As a prospective researcher and college professor, I hope to promote research into the actualization of clean energy which is accessible to all and not obtained by exploiting communities for their resources. I hope to then pass this mindset and approach to engineering solutions on to my students.

Ian Jakubowski

I am an Arizona native, born and raised in Buckeye. I am currently a Level 1 student of the Integrative Health BSN program and am very excited to be starting my clinical rotations soon. I have been a student since fall 2019 and became a certified EMT through Pima Community College in fall 2020. I am passionate about improving healthcare access for populations living in rural communities, and I hope to help serve such communities in my future career as a Registered Nurse. 

Aliza Moreno

I am a pre-nursing major with a minor in public health. One change I would like to create with my future profession is to provide the best care as a nurse and always give equal care to everyone no matter what background a person has. I also want to help my communities and volunteer as much as possible.

Patrick Pinder-Newton

I am a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, and serve as vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers. My aspiration as a mechanical engineer is to create solutions to challenges such as transportation. I am driven by the commitment of addressing problems holistically, considering the broader context of each issue. This involves fixing the root of a problem, not just treating symptoms, ensuring a lasting impact.

Leslie Maria Rivera

I am a junior studying a major in medicine with an emphasis on basic medical sciences and a minor in Spanish. I aspire to be a Pediatric/NICU Nurse Practitioner since this profession fulfills my dream of caring for my community in a way I can utilize my Hispanic heritage to serve diverse populations. My strong sense of faith and values guide me to become a better healthcare professional. My first step toward this goal is receiving my Bachelor's degree and continuing my education by applying for the Masters of Nursing Program: Entry to the Profession (MEPN). 

The NURS 250 course prepared me for important concepts that I will face in the field of healthcare such as the social determinants of health and how to understand the perspective of other communities regarding connecting and being better equipped with social challenges. 

Annabelle Nuñez, Associate Director, Health Sciences Library
Dr. Tarnia Newton, Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing
Dr. Lisa Kiser, Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing