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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 internship program is designed to ensure students fulfill their personal and professional goals through self-advocacy and holistic leadership development from The Butler Center Staff.
    -All of The Butler Center staff support our student interns by providing opportunities to develop, facilitate and/or implement programming and initiatives, as well as teaching and learning experiences that will prepare them for opportunities on and beyond campus.
    -Our students support the vision, mission, identity and statement of purpose of The Butler Center through a variety of tasks and projects that encourage them to constantly teach and learn with us as we engage in the ongoing work of diversity, inclusion and equity at Colorado College.

    Joselinne Medrano

    Joselinne Portrait

    Joselinne is currently a junior at Colorado College majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies. Joselinne is from the western slope mountains of Colorado but she grew up in the mountains (hills more accurately) of Chihuahua, Mexico. Outside of the classroom, Joselinne is involved in Aprender Mediante Amistad and is the treasurer of SOMOS.
    Coming from an immigrant family has exposed Joselinne to social issues, and she has uncovered a passion for learning how humanity functions. She is working at the Butler Center because she loves actively engaging all community members in conversations and activities regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion. After CC, Joselinne hopes to attend medical school to continue to help people, and in order to show her nieces and nephews that they too can accomplish their dreams. During her free time, Joselinne loves to dance, sleep, and go on coffee dates.

    Maysie Poland

    Maysie Portrait

    Maysie  is a rising sophomore, currently undeclared, but intends to pursue a Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies (REMS) major. She is a first generation college student from the Denver area.
    Coming from a multiracial background, but raised in a predominantly white area, Maysie has always been passionate about interrogating her multidimensional identity, challenging privilege and supporting the ongoing work of equity and inclusion. As an intern with the Butler Center she is excited to aid in The Butler Center’s mission to co-create a just and inclusive learning community. She hopes to take what she learns in her time at CC into the rest of her life in the pursuit of doing her best to help create a more just and inclusive world. 
    In addition to her role as an intern with the Butler Center, Maysie is also the secretary for a multi-racial affinity group on campus known as Mixed Kids Club. When she is not working or doing homework, she enjoys spending her free time playing soccer, making art, cooking, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.

    Ramah Aleryan

    Ramah Aleryan

    Ramah Aleryan is a rising junior majoring in Sociology with double minors in Feminist and Gender Studies and Journalism. She is an International student from Egypt.

    Ramah is passionate about social change, art, media and creativity. She hopes to work in advocacy or media outlets in her future.

    As a Butler Center Intern, Ramah wants to help make the CC campus a more inclusive community to International students and create more space for the sharing of diverse experiences. Being a newcomer to the American culture, Ramah wants to work on intercultural exchange on campus through International Student Initiatives, a programmatic initiative of The Butler Center.

    Besides working in the Butler Center, Ramah is a co-chair for ESL (English as A Second Language) Committee ( in the CC Refugee Alliance student organization) where she co-organizes ESL tutoring trainings for current and new volunteers. She also spends a lot of her time tutoring refugee families in Colorado Springs. If you do not find her in the Butler Center or working with CC's Refugee Alliance, you will find her reading a book, dancing, learning a new language, watching a movie or hanging out with friends.