Women of Wisdom Members

All WOW members, both past and present, will now be added to this directory. This will serve as a way for members to network and remain in contact post graduation.

Women of Wisdom Alumni

WOW is proud to present the first WOW alumnus!

Samantha Watson Class of 2011

Hey all! My name is Samantha Watson and I volunteered at Girls Inc. through WOW while a senior at Siena. WOW was an awesome way for me to get involved off campus and outside of the college bubble. I was able to get close with the elementary school-aged girls and just have good times while setting an example and teaching them whatever I had to offer. Though currently doing a year of service at Covenant House, my ultimate career goal is to work in the realm of women's issues in the non-profit world. Volunteering through WOW further reassured such a decision to work with women and girls. It was truly a great experience that I carry with me every day. 

Women of Wisdom Current Members

Jessica Farnan

Hello! My name is Jessica Farnan and I am a senior psychology major at Siena College. I became a WOW last year. I volunteered at Girl's Inc., and I just loved it! I was able to interact with the middle school aged girls, and be a role model for them. We did all different types of activities, such as stepping, recycling and science. I am currently volunteering at Girl's Inc. I am excited to be a part of WOW again this year!

Teresa Sanacore

My name is Teresa Sanacore and I volunteer at Girl's Inc. through WOW. It is a great experience to work with elementary age girls and help them build confidence through mentoring. I also volunteered with Girl's Day in the Spring of 2011 through WOW. It was great to have elementary school girls come to campus and explore future possibilities and opportunities that are available to them. I plan on continuing with WOW throughout my career here at Siena.

Nicole Livreri

Hey! My name is Nicole Livreri and I am a sophomore marketing major. I became a WOW this year and I volunteer at Girl's Inc. I love to work with the girls in their after school program and help them build confidence and form relationships. I also have been working on an advertising and fundraising campaign for Mary's Corner, a non-profit organization that gives to mothers in need. WOW has been a great way for me to get involved with other students and help out in the community. I look forward to being apart of WOW for the rest of my college experience!

Sarah Kowiak

Hello! My name is Sarah Kowiak and I am a History & Economics major. As a sophomore, this is my first year as a WOW. I currently volunteer at Mary’s Corner, an organization that assists mothers in need in the Cohoes/Watervliet area. It is such a great organization and a wonderful resource for mothers, and I am so happy to be able to volunteer my time there. WOW has helped me get more involved on campus and in the community, and I love being a part of it!

Shyrice Mitchell

Hey! My name is Shyrice Mitchell. I am a first year Biochemistry major. I volunteer at Girls Inc through WOW. I work in two programs at Girls Inc. In one I help 3rd graders learn about recycling. In another I help elementary school girls have positive thoughts about themselves. I love being a part of Women of Wisdom and plan to get even more involved during my time at Siena!


Madeline Rehm

Hi everyone! My name is Madeline Rehm and I am a sophomore participating in WOW at Siena College. I volunteer with Girls Inc. to engage with school-age girls in an after school program that teaches them to make good choices and to have a strong head on their shoulders, while at the same time letting them have fun and be kids in a safe environment. Girls Inc. has become an important part of my life, as I am interested in working with children as a career goal. I enjoy each and every time that I volunteer with them and look forward to many more opportunities to do so.

Alana Strassfeild

Hi! I'm Alana and I became a WOW my sophomore year. My major is economics with a minor in political science. Through WOW I volunteer at Mary's Corner, an organization that helps young mothers in Cohoes and Watervliet. WOW has given me a variety of volunteer opportunities including the opportunity to facilitate a workshop with young girls from the capital region.