Dear Tyler and Jay: Submit questions to our new relationship advice column

| January 13, 2023
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Calling all readers! Health Promotion and Well-Being is kicking off 2023 with brand new content: a relationship advice column to answer all your questions about all your interpersonal relationships, friendships, love, dating, and more. 

Why We’re Doing This

We want to promote connection and create a space for open dialogue about what students and learners experience in their intimate relationships. We are passionate about this topic, as we feel like we (and our peers) didn’t really know what we were doing in or how to navigate our relationships when we were in college and grad school. No one really knew what was going on and people were getting hurt, hurting others, or normalizing others being hurt because we never knew what a healthy relationship should look like. We want to give students the opportunity to have their concerns heard and their questions answered so they can make better informed decisions about their intimate relationships. 

Who We Are

Tyler Conzone, MPH 

Coordinator of Gender-Based Violence Prevention, Education and Response 

  • Tyler received her B.A in Psychology in 2019 and Master of Public Health degree in May 2021 from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. 
  • She started working for Hopkins in May 2022 and her favorite thing about her job is coordinating events about healthy relationships and consent, and using social media as a tool to educate students about topics related to gender-based violence.! 
  • Tyler likes reading, trying new cafes, and spending time with her friends and family back in New York. 

Jay Blake, LMSW 

Coordinator of Gender-Based Violence Prevention, Education and Response 

  • Jay earned her B.A. in Psychology from Seton Hall University in 2019 and her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University in 2022, both in New Jersey. 
  • She started working for Hopkins in June 2022. Jay enjoys the opportunity to use the clinical skills she learned from school and her field practicum, especially in marginalized communities.  
  • Jay enjoys exploring Baltimore, catching up on the shows she missed during grad school, and finding fun simple ways to relax. 

We’re both  confidential resources at Hopkins. While privacy is always at the center of the work of all university staff, confidential staffers can provide help and support and hold on to the details you share (who, what, where, when) without the requirement of any involvement by other Hopkins staff, including the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).  

How it works

The column will be released bi-weekly starting Friday, January 27, 2023. Each article will feature 2-3 questions that we receive from students or learners, which will be answered by Jay or Tyler. All questions that you would like answered can be submitted using this form, and will be anonymous to be mindful of your privacy. We may reword or summarize a submission for clarity or leave out explicit, triggering, or identifying details if the letter is published.

While we will not be able to respond with help or resources to you directly via the question submission form, you can always reach out to for confidential support navigating your experience or to help you access resources. 

We are so excited to grow together with all of you as we talk about how we can make our relationships the happiest and healthiest they can be going into the new year and we look forward to answering all your questions about love, relationships, dating, and more!

Here’s the submission form one more time: