Carson is an undergraduate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainability Studies. She is a summer 2020 intern for the Sanctuary working with the Hudson Mohawk Magazine and in the Collard City Growers garden. Her radio segments …


Steffi is an undergraduate student at the University at Albany (SUNY), majoring in Atmospheric Science (Meteorology) and English.

At the Sanctuary, she manages uploading and editing daily postings to the Hudson Mohawk Magazine initiative. She’s also a member …


Ana Cowie is an undergraduate student at Oberlin College. She is passionate about the environment and is hoping to major in Environmental Studies and minor in Cognitive Science. Ana is an intern at The Sanctuary for the summer of 2020. …


Anna Steltenkamp began working with the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Summer 2020. Anna is a member of the University Scholars Program at Duke University, studying Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Sciences & Policy, and Documentary Studies. During her undergraduate career, she …


Katherine (Katie) Gallagher is an intern at the Sanctuary for the Summer 2020 session. She is a sophomore at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Arabic and Journalism & Mass Communication. At the …


Erin Blanding is a sophomore Benjamin N. Duke scholar at Duke University from Indian Trail, North Carolina. She loves social media and journalism, and is also interested in a broad range of STEM fields.

As a summer 2020 …


Ishie {Ee-she-yeh} George wants to live in a world where everyone’s skin is glowing, hair popping, accessories are more than just decorative and career development is on point. This sought-after young creative and college student has been striving to have …


Olivia Leonard is an undergraduate student at the University at Albany studying English and Journalism, as well as a minor in Business. Additionally, Olivia is a Summer 2020 intern with The Media Sanctuary. She is producing a series of …


Peter Sergay is a student at Middlebury College (’22) and a Summer 2020 intern at the Sanctuary. He is producing a radio series, “Capital Region Icons,” featuring a wide array of performing artists, queer people, and activists discussing …


 Aileen Javier is a Community Health Worker/ Outreach Educator/Family Advocate. She is passionate about fomenting community health by supporting and empowering people to successfully navigate the local social and health care system. She worked as a …


Tim is a student at RPI who is interning at the Sanctuary for the Spring 2020 semester. His responsibilities at the Sanctuary are far and wide. Tim will be helping out with radio engineering, improving our technology, and even …


Morgan is a radio intern from RPI, interested in hosting, script writing, and making segments. As a major in Science and Technology Studies (STS), they focus on how technology is used as a tool for the community. At the …


Christina is an undergraduate at The College of Saint Rose, majoring in English and Information Technology. She is an intern at the Sanctuary for the Spring 2020 semester. While at the Sanctuary she is focusing on creating content …


Hi, I’m Alexis. I began as a radio intern and graduated to coordinating the Hudson Mohawk Magazine and Collard City Growers. I work behind the scenes helping the Hudson Mohawk Magazine and providing support for producers, hosts, and engineers – …


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. 

Growing food, medicine, flowers, saving seeds and foraging with friends are all things I’m really interested in.  I also love dancing, traveling, getting outdoors and traversing various art worlds.

I was the …


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, …

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