People: Interns


Megan is a third year undergraduate student at Siena College, majoring in English with a minor in Writing and Communication as well as a Certificate in Community Development. At Sanctuary, Megan will be working on radio production for WOOC 105.3 …


My name is Cassidy McCabe (pronouns: she/her and they/them), and I am an intern this semester at the Sanctuary of Independent Media from the University at Albany. I am majoring in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and minoring in Sociology. On …


Morgan is the social media producer intern here at the Sanctuary. She is a final semester Senior at University at Albany studying Communications with a minor in Business. She comes from Queens, New York and is excited to pursue a …


Maya is an undergraduate student at RPI, in the Sustainability Studies program with a focus on Ecology. During the Summer of 2018, Maya volunteered with the Uptown Summer program, where she gave workshops about Grassroots Science, and helped the youth …


Lydia Robb is the 2018 Uptown Summer Urban Ecology and Social Media Intern. Lydia is currently pursuing a BFA in Studio Art at Concordia University. She brings to the internship a background in environmental activism, gardening, and community arts organizing. …


Catie Rafferty is a photography and video intern at The Sanctuary for Summer 2018. She will be documenting the 2018 Uptown Summer youth employment program.

Catie is working on her BFA in Photojournalism at Rochester Institute of Technology. …


Chris Johnstone is one of Uptown Summer 2018’s video interns. Chris studies Photography and First People’s Studies at Concordia University. He makes video art that incorporates history, satire, and non-linear forms. Chris is excited to research the history of the …


Durasia, an RPI mathematics student, is the Uptown Summer 2018 Data Justice Intern. She first discovered the Sanctuary on a class visit in Spring of 2018. Durasia has been involved in volunteering with her own community since high school and …


Cristina is an intern at the Sanctuary for Uptown Summer and Fall 2018. She is working on social media, radio, and video. She is currently going into her junior year at SUNY Albany, working toward a BA in Journalism and …


Traevon Vautrin is the Sanctuary’s youngest intern. Traevon has been volunteering since he was 8 years old. As of 2018, he is 11 years old and attends Knickerbacker Middle School in Lansingburgh, NY. Through his experience at the Sanctuary, Traevon …


Giselle is an intern for The Sanctuary for the Spring of 2018. She is a double major and her focuses are English and Theatre. She is currently wrapping up her last semester at Russell Sage College here in Troy. At …


Sofia Villela joined the Sanctuary as a social media intern for the fall 2017 season. She graduated from SUNY Binghamton in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a minor in Global Studies. As an undergraduate, …


Kristen is an intern at The Sanctuary For Independent Media. She is currently a graduate student in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at SUNY Albany. She has a B.A. from SUNY Oswego where she studied Cinema Studies and …


Cody Updike is an intern at The Sanctuary for the Spring of 2018. He attends SUNY Albany, majoring in Communications with a focus on digital and social media marketing. He minors in Journalism. At The Sanctuary, he works advancing social …


Edison Su(Shengjie Su) is a intern in The Sanctuary.  He is a SUNY-ALBANY student studying Communication and Documentary study.  He is a documentary filmmaker, advertising man, phtographer.  He wants to make the world a better place.  For example, He wants …


Jessica Onion is a student from RPI, majoring in Sustainability Studies. She started interning with the Sanctuary in the fall of 2016, and will continue until June of 2017. Some of her academic/community interests include food sovereignty and community resilience. …


Hannah Moran is interning at The Sanctuary for Independent Media for her 2017 spring semester. She is a SUNY New Paltz student studying media management. Having grown up in the city of Albany and having a passion for community outreach, …


 

Karina Wojnar, Spring 2017 intern and Siena Scholar for Uptown Summer 2017. She is a Siena College student studying social justice, art, and economics. She is a reader, hiker, writer, and activist. She is from Northern New Jersey …


 

Nick Nerolien is a senior at the University at Albany with a double major in Communication and Sociology. He interned at the Sanctuary of Independent Media during the spring 2017 semester. Nick came to the Sanctuary to …


NATURE Lab enthusiast and WOOC correspondent Julia Cavicchi has been involved with the Sanctuary since 2016. This year, she is coordinating a variety of radio and audio mapping projects with the Uptown Summer youth employment program, focusing on stories of …

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