Colorado Student Nurses' Association Building Colorado's Future Nurse Leaders
Noel Olson - President

Noel Olson is a nursing student at Platt College in Aurora, Colorado.










Theresa Garland - Vice President

Theresa Garland is a nursing student at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado.

Haley Ekren - Secretary

Haley Ekren is a nursing student at Platt College in Aurora, Colorado.

Victoria Carlson - Treasurer

Victoria Carlson is a pursuing a BSN at Platt College in Aurora, Colorado.


I am an aspiring Critical Care and/or ED Trauma Nurse, currently working at Denver Health! I want to become a nurse because I am passionate about medicine, and nursing blends medicine and holistic care of the patient. I joined CSNA because I really love being involved in extracurricular activities and I believe that CSNA is a great organization that supports student nurses in all aspects of nursing - from study tips to career guidance and networking. In CSNA, my goal is to work with the board to best serve the students. I am here to help in any way that I can!




Janet Nguyen - Legislative/Educational Director

Janet Nguyen is a nursing student at Denver School of Nursing in Denver, Colorado.

Beth DeMarco Communications Director

Beth DeMarco is a dually enrolled AD/BSN student at Pikes Peak Community College and Beth-El College of Nursing at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


When anyone asks me what kind of nursing I am interested in, I will immediately say "pediatrics!" I can feel my face light up when meet children. But, I absolutely loved my time in the ER and I have a strong interest in neurology, particularly multiple sclerosis, mal de debarqement syndrome (MDDS), and ADHD. 


Before I became a nursing student I was a stay at home mom and military wife.  I have lived in North Carolina, Italy, South Korea, Nebraska, Florida, and now Colorado. 


I got involved with CSNA because I  have seen how important it is for nurses to have a voice and stand together to make things better for nurses everywhere and the patients in their care.  As students, we have a voice too and can use it to influence the future of our profession. 



Brianna Karlen Membership Director-North

Brianna Karlen from Firestone, CO. I attend Front Range Community College – Westminster.  I am also dually enrolled at Metro for my BSN. At the beginning of May I will have my AND and take boards shortly after. Then I July, I will start all of my online BSN courses.


I am very passionate about women’s health and newborns. I love being able to help bring new life into this world and empower women. I have wanted to be a nurse since I was young. I want to be an advocate for people’s health and educate them on this! Plus I have a huge caring heart.

I feel as a member of the board of the CSNA I am setting a positive example for my fellow students. Attending nursing school is not just about studying and the grades you make it’s about the ability to establish connections and make a difference along the way.

I love to have dance parties in the kitchen with my kiddos! We turn up that music and give out best moves! It helps connect us and lets us unwind after an exciting or stressful week.

I believe even the slightest amount of involvement says big things. This is what I was to bring out in my message when I hopefully speak to many nursing schools in the northern Colorado area. Make time to be involved because it’s worth it in the long run.


Shanea Montoya Membership Director-South

Shanea Montoya is a nursing student at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado.

Brendan McElligott Projects Director-North

Brendan McElligott is a nursing student at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Brittney Koman - Projects Director-South

Brittney Koman is a nursing student at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Kate Rosato - Break Through to Nursing

Kate Rosato is a nursing student at Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colorado.