transcending silence... 2007 Issue


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Editorial Board 2007


Left to right: Sarah Clark, Xinxin Jiang, Sarah Whipple, Bill Schraffenberger, Kimberley Donoghue, Alicia Deleon, Naomie Placencio (not pictured: Yolanda Palmer)


Sarah Clark is a senior at SUNY Albany, majoring in English and Women's Studies.
Expecting to graduate in December, she hopes to attend grad school by the Fall of 2008.
She would love to pursue a career in writing or communications. She has most recently
completed an internship at WAMC's 51%.

Alicia Deleon is a freshman at the University at Albany who is thinking about majoring in Social Welfare but, for now, she is undecided. Alicia plans to continue her education after her Bachelor’s degree to peruse a Master's degree. Alicia is also looking into studying abroad while being an undergraduate.

Kimberley Donoghue is a graduating senior with majors in Journalism and Spanish and a
minor in Political Science. She spent the 2005 academic year in Spain, studying at La
Complutense de Madrid. After graduation, she will complete an internship with CNN in
Madrid. She is the editor-in-chief of the Spring 2007 Editorial Board.

Xinxin Jiang is an Honor's College student with freshman standing at the University at Albany. She plans to major in Finance and Psychology. Xinxin is a member of the Presidential Honor Society and Albany Crew Team. She hopes to study abroad in Europe to enrich her personal experience.

Yolanda Palmer is a English Major, Journalism Minor. She is an active member in the community, performing volunteer work for local organizations and starting her own clothing drive for local junior high and high school children.

Naomie Placencio is a freshman at the University at Albany and her intended major is Social Welfare. She is looking forward to receiving a Bachelor's degree and stay for another two years for graduate school. After pursuing her Master's in Social Welfare she is planning to go back home to New York City and help out her community.

Bill Schraffenberger is a senior graduating in May. He has been a presenter, moderator, and tech hand for the Undergraduate Honors Conference in years past. He is majoring in Japanese studies, and plans to continue this pursuit in graduate school where he will pursue his Master's (and possibly Doctoral). He most recently completed an internship at the Albany Institute of History and Art. When not flipping flash cards like crazy, he volunteers and tries to write the next great American novel. He is the managing editor of the Spring 2007 issue.

Sarah Whipple is a current sophomore at the University at Albany majoring in English and minoring in Communication and Journalism. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta and the Presidential Honor Society. Her essay “Prove It On Me” was published in the Spring 2006 issue of transcending silence.... When not working on transcending silence... Sarah acts as Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Albany Student Press and works on her own fiction and non-fiction pieces.

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