Trista Riegert

Trista Riegert

Trista is an alumna of the institutes Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Prior to matriculation into the program, Trista had worked in several human service capacities as an advocate for people of marginalized and disenfranchised populations, both domestically and abroad; including for persons with developmental and behavioral disabilities, mental health and substance abuse morbidities, and victims of war and refugee populations. She further hopes to continue to incorporate human rights and activism work into her career as a nurse.


Blog Posts by Trista Riegert

May 31, 2015

End of Our First Week and the End of the Semester

It is now approaching a week that we have resided in Lesotho. We have been so absorbed preparing simulation materials to discuss with faculty and our presentations to the nursing students that there has been scarce time to write and update our blog. The days have already started to get shorter, and the weather colder, especially in the mornings and evenings, but we are warm and well cared for. Frequently we are asked if we have everything we need and if we are warm enough by staff members as...Read more
Jun 4, 2015

Winter is Coming

“Winter is coming.” Dr. Corless pronounces sweetly with her usual charming smile. Marian and I exchange glances and laugh because she evidently has no idea of the joke she just inadvertently made, which only adds another layer of humor to the statement.

Winter is coming to Lesotho. Rain, wind and chill have replaced what we have come to know of the dry and arid countryside. The air smells sweet and shrived of debris, and the skyline vista from our little cottage illuminates the clouds...Read more