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The Butler Center Intern program is designed to provide opportunities for students to interrogate their multidimensional and intersecting identities (race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, class, nationality, and others) while playing a key role in planning, facilitating and implementing programs, events and services that support the vision, mission, identity statement and statement of purpose of The Butler Center.


The Butler Center invests in the cultivation of an inclusive campus community where the differences and similarities of individuals and communities are valued and explored through learning, mentoring, advising, facilitating dialogues, and providing a myriad of community building activities. The Butler Center intentionally interrogates our shared beliefs, practices, and systems toward inclusive and equitable outcomes at Colorado College


Brianna Apodaca

Brianna Apodaca

Brianna is a senior, and returning intern. She is proud to be from the rural town of Alamosa, located in the San Luis Valley, which is in the southern part of Colorado. She is currently on the Pre-Pharmacy track, majoring in Anthropology. Coming to Colorado College from a rural community, she realizes the importance of her individuality and wants to help provide a voice for those that face challenges around diversity and inclusion initiating growth through conversation and collaborations.

After CC, Brianna plans to attend graduate school in hopes of participating in a dual-degree program to get her PharmD and Masters in Public Health. She hopes to analyze the affects of healthcare particularity with those who have been marginalized.

As an intern with the Butler Center, Brianna wants to bring the CC community together. She can achieve this by providing spaces for students to have conversations about inclusion and diversity. It her priority to make CC a place where everyone can feel comfortable and feel like they are valued.

In addition to a Butler Center Intern, Brianna is a mentor for the S.A.I.L. Leadership Program, a member of the Native American Student Union, a member of SOMOS- the Latinx student union, as well as a part of CCSGA's Inclusion Committee. Brianna is looking forward to the upcoming year working with The Butler Center to create a stronger community not only here at CC, but also within the Colorado Springs community.

Programmatic Initiatives: S.A.I.L. Mentoring Program,  The Enclave, Critical Issues Forum, Heads of State