Veronica Fuentes is a Junior at Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls. She is 16 years old and was first introduced to the Sanctuary for Independent Media in the summer of 2013. She was hired by the Rensselaer County. By being apart of the Summer Youth Employment Program at the Sanctuary for 2 years Veronica has met many important people. For example, the Mayor, the Senator and many more. She has gotten the chance to inform them abut what goes on around the neighborhood with the hopes that they listen and hear what the youth in the community has to say. She has also learned many things that she will carry with her throughout her life, such as video editing skills, photography skills, communication skills and much more. The Sanctuary for Independent Media has had a great impact on her life and she hopes to change the community with everything she has learned.