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Title IX Coordinator and Staff


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Title IX Coordinator


Butterfly Blaise

It can be intimidating to tell your story and share your experiences with an individual that you do not know. I want to communicate to those wishing to tell their story or seek support, that the Title IX office is a safe, autonomous, and non-judgmental environment.

Butterfly BlaiseRegardless of your experience or choices, you will be respected, treated equitably, and provided resources and support. As the Title IX Coordinator, I consider the opportunity to sit with others and get a glimpse into their lives, a privilege.

My work both on-campus and off-campus has been focused on education, prevention, and solution to the issues of violence that we face as a community. I am entering my 8th year of being a member of SUNY Plattsburgh community and when I am not here on campus serving in my role as Title IX Coordinator or teaching in the GWS department, I am home in the country with my six children.

A little bit about me: A graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in communications and a Master’s degree in mental health counseling. As a local to the area, I have had the opportunity to work in different settings and with different populations in the community.

Professional Staff


Autumn Bennett

I am the Title IX and Non-Discrimination Investigator for SUNY Plattsburgh. I have lived in and around Plattsburgh for most of my life.

Sutumn Bennett

I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2014 with a BA in sociology and minors in legal studies and English. Since then I have worked in addressing sexual and domestic violence issues in different ways.

I really enjoy getting to know new people and hearing about their different perspectives and experiences. I hope that the work I do has a positive impact on the campus and the community.

When I am not working I can probably be found at home or out and about with my family and my dog, enjoying what each new day brings.

Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].

Zyaijah Nadler

Hey everyone! I'm Zyaijah Nadler, SUNY Plattsburgh's Title IX Violence Prevention Education and Outreach Coordinator (long title haha, I know). Originally, from Rockland County, NY. The "not upstate, but we call it upstate area."

Zyaijah NadlerI graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in Fall '17 with my B.A in sociology and criminal justice, while minoring in gender and women's studies.

I decided to return to Plattsburgh because although I did a lot during my three years, there was still a change that needed to be made. As one of the few black women in a professional role at Plattsburgh, I understand how critical having an intersectional lens is. This lens allows me to actively listen to the experiences of others, and work to create action plans. I want to accomplish more than just conversations.

If you are inclined to do the same and want to actively work to better the lives of underrepresented members in our community, feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] or 518-564-2098

Interns


Alexandra Jacone

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

Alexandra Jacone"Being 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."

Alexis Larreategui

Hello, I am Alexis Larreategui and I am an Awareness and Outreach Intern.

Alexis LarreateguiEntering college I knew that I wanted to make a difference before I graduated, and that is one of the main reasons I wanted to be a part of Title IX. As an intern and as a student my main goal is to help educate more people on this campus about Title IX and its policy. I also aim to create a safe and caring environment for everyone on campus and with the help of an amazing Title IX team I know that this can be accomplished.

So, a little about me: I am a current sophomore pursuing a bachelors degree in environmental studies and philosophy. My dream is to become an environmental lawyer so that I can help create a brighter and greener world for future generations. When I am not studying or doing homework you can find me in a club meeting or at the gym. Some of my other hobbies include reading, writing poetry, drawing, mixed martial arts, and watching TV.

Ha Nguyen

I’m Ha Nguyen (they/them), a RADIUS Intern. As of Fall 2018, I’m a Junior at SUNY Plattsburgh, majoring in finance, with minors in mathematics and sociology. I strive to study across fields to accumulate inter-disciplinary knowledge, so as to be able to look and think from different perspectives.

Ha NguyenNo science is based on “common sense”; I learn to question my everyday thinking. I try to get involved in campus activities and organizations, which are as diverse as my academic interests: I’m the E-board member of AFA (Accounting and Finance Association), Maths Club, SUNY Plattsburgh Cares, DSSAG, The Rotaract Club, and more. I think of myself as an Intersectional Feminist.

Being a part of Title IX and a RADIUS Intern will help me gain insights on how to raise community’s awareness on various gender-related issues, how to reach out and offer help effectively. I believe in each individual’s considerable power to interfere and help, even though gender issues are systemic and large-scale, each one can make a difference in someone’s life.

I hope in the future I can work with marginalized groups of people in doing business (corporations, franchise, employment in manufacture fields), so as to include all in the joint crusade for progress and better life.

Nhu Nguyen

I’m Nhu Nguyen (or Mia), a Title IX intern. As of Spring 2019, I’m a freshman at SUNY Plattsburgh, majoring in public relations, with a minor in marketing. I serve as the Title IX social media intern.

Nhu NguyenApart from Title IX, I am also a PR for V-nation ( Vietnamese association ) and one of team members of the Plattslife After Dark. As an intersectional feminist, activism and equality are the main part of my beliefs so I really support what Title IX is doing for our campus and community.

My goal is to provide support to everyone and to help create a safe and comfortable environments in which people’s voice are heard, valued and respected.

Zouèra Phelan

Zouèra Phelan is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh. She is a psychology major.

Zouèra PhelanZouèra a huge heart along with an open mind and is always willing to help people any way she can.

She is currently interning for Title IX to get a better feel and understanding of the campus and advocate for everyone who faces domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Roshni Thomas

Roshni is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh and a new addition to the team of Title IX interns.

Roshni Thomas Through her time as an intern, she will become an ally on campus and educate not only herself, but other students of the value of Title IX.

She is a feminist with an interest in social justice and promoting education

As a future English teacher, she hopes to teach her own students about equality and create a classroom environment of acceptance and awareness of social injustices.

Chrissy Shea

Hi, I’m Chrissy Shea, I am a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh. I am an English language arts major and I hope to pursue a career as an adolescent English teacher.

Chrissy SheaI love to write and lots of my writing consist of my passion for mental health awareness and social justice. The reason I am a Title IX intern is that I want to speak up for those who can’t speak up for themselves.

I’m excited to pursue this journey to fight for what I believe in.

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