Austin Nation

Austin Nation will share his entertaining and humorous autobiographical piece, “From Crack to PhD: A Drag Queen’s Story.” Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at the age of 26 this is the story of a person facing his own mortality until the release of the life extending drug AZT. At 40, Austin beat back his demons and is living his best life as a drag performer and a professor of nursing at Cal State Fullerton and Nursing Supervisor at USC Keck Medical Center. It’s a story you do not want to miss.