People: WOOC 105.3FM


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 how they’re …


 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 …


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 – …


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 …


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 …


Dylan Canterbury is an acclaimed trumpeter, composer and educator residing in the Capital District of New York. Over the years he has had the opportunity to work with such notables as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, …


Mike Jurkovic’s radio experience began with Calling All Poets, a nonprofit literacy project he founded in New Paltz, NY. Among his other passions are jazz and poetry, which he combines in his written reviews for All About Jazz


Susan Brink has been involved in many facets of the Sanctuary’s work throughout the years. Through the course of her career she’s worked as a writer, media artist, and producer. She’s currently working as the Director of Development at The …


Xavier is an intern helping with the Reclaiming History radio segment and Friday night scripts. He is a sophomore theater/english double major at The Sage Colleges. Primarily, he is an actor but he’s very interested in writing and filmmaking as …


Dave. That guy just appeared one day in 2016, walked in like he belonged here, and fixed the video cameras. Next thing you know, he’s on the regular video team, as a camera man. Then–get this–he shows up at meetings, …