Jamelia (Jay) Blake

Alcohol and Other Drug Health Educator

Jamelia serves as the Alcohol and Other Drug Health Educator in Health Promotion and Well-Being. She is a confidential resource who can discuss alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco/vaping with all students and learners. With other university departments and schools, she shares resources and information and provides support for students.

Jay earned her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. During grad school she worked at her campus’ confidential sexual assault and gender violence office creating and presenting programming, sharing resources, and assisting students through the peer-run helpline. Off-campus, she did her field practicum at a substance-use treatment facility. These experiences contributed to her desire to continue working with those who have experienced trauma and operating through a trauma-informed lens. She also holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Seton Hall University where she was involved in student mental health advocacy, awareness, and outreach. In addition to gender violence, mental health, and substance use, she also has a passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and other groups that disproportionately experience psychosocial issues.