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Meet Our Title IX Interns

Mamie Bah

Photo of Mamie BahMamie is a dual major in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, with a minor in Legal Studies. She is a senior and interns for Title IX

Mamie is an African American womyn. Her parents are from The Gambia, a small country in Africa. Mamie is a also a feminist. She believes in equal right for everyone and is a big support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. She is also extremely passionate about Black History. She hopes to become an International Correspondent in the future and study immigration in law school. As a Title IX intern she and another intern are working on creating a day of workshops for students to attend in the spring. She hopes with this internship she can broaden her horizons and impact change in the Plattsburgh community.


Tammara Brandon

Photo of Tammara BrandonTammara is a senior, majoring in Public relation and a minoring in Journalism. This semester she will be the Social Media and Outreach intern for the Title IX department.

"Hi my name is Tammara but everyone calls me Tamm. I am currently a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh. I started out my college career playing for the Plattsburgh State Volleyball team. I am part of the PRSSA chapter. I am very active person, I go to the gym once a day and enjoy doing group exercise classes here on campus. I’ve always been very passionate about what Title IX values are and their focus such as gender equality and prevention of sexual assaults on campus. I like the support that Title IX brings to students on campus and I am excited to be be a part of this department."


Alexis Gabriel

Photo of Alexis GabrielAlexis is a Senior majoring in public relations and minoring in journalism.

"Hello! My name is Alexis Gabriel. I am currently a PR intern for Title IX office. I am so excited to get the opportunity to work with such an amazing group under Title IX. I am a Senior majoring in public relations and minoring in journalism. I am also on the Cardinalette Kickline team! I cannot live without the color pink and my favorite hobby is shopping! My goal for this year is to help SUNY Plattsburgh continue to increase the comfort and saftey on our campus."


Essence Hightower

Photo of Essense HightowerEssence is currently beginning her sophomore year at SUNY Plattsburgh. Although she is a Tite IX intern, she also holds other positions in KINKS and NBLSA. She is a black feminist who promotes equality in all aspects. She prefers to spell the word “woman” with a “y”. She majors in Sociology and aspires to be a human rights attorney. Her favorite quote by Roseanne Barr is, “What womyn have yet to learn is, you don’t ask for power - you just take it”. She loves philosophy and is always up for a debate.


Alexandra Jacone

Photo of Alexandra jaconeAlexandra is the intern for Domestic Violence Awareness. She is a sophomore in the nursing program with a minor in French.

"IBeing a part of the Title IX team this year means a lot to me. It's empowering to work with people that share a common goal and similar values. In January of 2017 I helped run a Battered Women's program in La Carpio, Costa Rica, and applied for this internship the second I got back to campus. This will be my second year as a member of the frisbee team and first year as treasurer for French club. I work as a CNA in the Kingston hospital on a medical/surgical floor. When I graduate from the nursing program and get a few years of experience, my dream is to work for Hamlin Fistula, a medical group that cares for women from rural Ethiopia that suffer from obstetric fistulas, a pregnancy complication. I love working with Title IX because their goals are oriented towards the well-being of others, reaching out in many different ways."


Angela Lince

Photo of Angela LinceAngela is a senior, majoring in Public Relations and Multimedia Journalism. She'll be focusing her internship through Title IX on lead campaigning, marketing and event planning.

"I'm preparing my future in the following fields by obtaining hands-on experience. Previously, I was given the opportunity to work alongside local Plattsburgh newspaper The Press-Republican, doing video and reporting work. In Fall 2016, my fellow PR classmates and I created a campaign called, I Am an Ally, which unifies the campus community and supports the need for change regarding diversity-concerns. Currently, I'm Editor-in-Chief of SUNY Plattsburgh's student-run online magazine, APN.

"Since becoming a SUNY Plattsburgh student, I’ve learned that reaching out for opportunities is a vital part in bettering my future. After meeting with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Title IX coordinator, Butterfly Blaise, to discuss the Title IX office’s PR intern position, I was very intrigued. Not only will the position assist my PR aspirations, it will also complement my values. The education amendments goal in prohibiting discrimination in education on the basis of sex and gender is important to my life, as well as the future of education. Being a part of  the Title IX team will improve my understanding in both Public Relations and our human rights."


Larissa Murray

Photo of Larissa MurrayLarissa is a social work major with a minor in human development and family relations. This is her first semester at Title IX as a RADIUS intern.

"Hi! My name is Larissa Murray and I'm currently a sophomore here at SUNY Plattsburgh. I like to hula hoop, I'm vice president of Hoop Troop on campus. I also really like peanut m&m's, I probably spend about 5 dollars a week on peanut m&m's. Coming into college I knew I wanted to contribute to creating a safe, welcoming, and open environment for people to express themselves on this campus as well as within our society. My goal here at Title IX is to provide an adequate support system for absolutely anyone that would need and to make sure people know their rights that are stated by Title IX."


Latay Moultrie.

Photo of Latray MoultrieLatay is a Political Science and English major. She is a Public Relations Intern for Title IX.


Contact Information

Butterfly Blaise
Title IX Coordinator
Office: Hawkins 151
Phone: (518) 564-3281
Email: Title.IX@plattsburgh.edu