I am Sujin Chung, a junior at Emma Willard School that is located in Troy, NY. I am doing a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) project at the Sanctuary for Independent Media with Simone Johnson as my mentor. …


My name is Simone and I’m the new Collard City Growers Garden Coordinator.  I’m excited to join The Sanctuary team and contribute as best I can to the organization’s mission.

Growing food, medicine, flowers, saving seeds and foraging …


Brittany is currently an undergraduate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who will graduate in December 2019 with a B.S in Communication. For the past two years, Brittany has been focused mainly on writing and marketing, but is excited to use all …


Sophia Cahillane officially joined the Sanctuary in September 2019, halfway through her junior year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She began her semester-long internship as part of the Arch at RPI. She studies Applied Physics with a concentration in Electrical Engineering …


Bryanna is an undergraduate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute studying physics with a concentration in sustainability graduating in December 2019 and will be continuing her education in January 2020 with a master’s in mechanical engineering. For the past two years she …


Hazelle Lerum (she/her) is a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pursuing a B.S. in Science, Technology & Society with a minor in Biology. She has had many roles at the Sanctuary during her time in Troy–participant observer, fundraiser, volunteer, and, …


Genesis joined our team in the summer of 2019 as an unofficial – but very integral – participant in the Uptown Summer Youth Program. Even though she was the youngest person in the program, Genni stood out for her self-possession, …


Laqueena Lajas is the Volunteer Organizer/Outreach Coordinator of The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Laqueena joined the Sanctuary in June of 2019 after graduating with her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University at Albany. A native of Troy, Laqueena …


JJ Luceno joined The Sanctuary for Independent Media as the Uptown Summer Coordinator for the year 2019. We loved having JJ’s calm demeanor, positive energy and genuine smile around the campus.


Joffré Roy-Beauregard was born in Granby, Québec, in 1993. He is a young passionate and multifaceted, Montreal-based artist. He recently completed his BFA at Montreal’s Concordia University, majoring in Painting and Drawing. However, before focusing on art making, he completed …


Regina Tillman is the Festival Coordinator for the Spirit of the Suffragettes Concert Series and Resource Fair.


This is Joules! One of the Canadian interns at the Sanctuary for the 2019 summer. Currently finishing up her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, Joules was attracted to the sanctuary for the myriad of mediums available! Her past work …


Diani Drake is a perspective film major with a music minor at Brooklyn College. She is 21 and a current summer intern at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, with a primary focus on video and radio engineering. With this program, …


Mikaela is a BFA student completing a specialization in Art Education with a minor in English Literature at Concordia University. For the past four years, she has been very involved in student union politics and activism on issues, such as …


Petra is an undergraduate student at Concordia University in the Art History/Studio Arts split major. Their research interests include critical examinations of the archive and institutions of memory; “North American” pop-culture and national myths; social justice in the settler-colonial state; …


Claudia shared peace, joy and music with our community — we are inspired by her loving being.

Claudia’s shadow was strong at Freedom Square — see her shadow in 2015 revealed with this photo published by the Albany …


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 was a Spring Intern at the Sanctuary of Independent Media from the University at Albany. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Now …


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 …


Branda Miller is the Arts & Education Coordinator at the Sanctuary.

She is dedicated to using art for achieving a more just and sustainable world.

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