Paige Fanneron, Savannah Salvage, Anna Schiefele
Paige Fanneron is a first-year student at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) from Maplewood, New Jersey. She is also a first-year member of Inquiry’s editorial board. In the fall, her French instructor, Aména Moinfar, recommended that she consider joining Inquiry, and Paige enthusiastically dove in. She brought to her role her experience as an editor for her high school newspaper. When the Inquiry staff editors asked for volunteers to work on a feature article for the 2022 issue, Paige raised her hand and got to work. She wrote about the international undergraduate research programs that the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research provides, and she was honored to interview both the retired coordinator of the international research programs, Georgeann Murphy, and a recent alum who had conducted research abroad. Serving on Inquiry’s editorial board has helped Paige think about what she wants to major in, and she looks forward to continuing her participation. Although she has not yet declared a major at UNH, she will probably select journalism because she absolutely loves writing and editing and enjoys investigating a topic and being able to inform the public about it. She is also interested in justice studies, so she plans to include that field in her studies. Paige says that although she has worked with Inquiry for only a brief period of time, “the experience has already had a large impact on my life and has created opportunities that I would not have had otherwise.”
As a passionate researcher herself, Savannah Salvage was looking for a way to learn more about the undergraduate research happening at UNH and help others publish their work. Joining the Inquiry team this year gave her the perfect opportunity to do just that. Savannah is a Durham resident in her senior year at UNH, pursuing a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience and behavior with minors in forensics and justice studies. In addition to writing and editing for Inquiry, she also works in Dr. Robin’s Imaging, Motor Performance, and Rehabilitation of Voice and Speech (IMPROV) lab on campus and is on the Honors in Major track through the UNH Honors Program. Savannah plans to continue researching with the IMPROV lab after graduation, and to then join a PhD program that suits her interests. She is interested in learning about human brain imaging and diving deeper into data acquisition and analysis.
Originally from Stratham, New Hampshire, Anna Schiefele is currently a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). She is a University Honors student double majoring in French and English. On top of having her high school senior year cut short due to Covid-19, the college decision process presented itself as difficult at times for Anna. Although UNH was not originally at the top of her college picks, she has come to love the challenges, extracurriculars, professors, and communities that she has become a part of here. When not going to class, going to work at the UNH Dairy Bar, or doing something with the UNH French Club, Anna can be found off rereading The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys or rewatching Gone with the Wind. As Anna puts it, she has “a rough draft of a plan” of what she wants to do after graduating from UNH. This rough draft includes getting a master’s degree in either writing or publishing and eventually working in the book publishing industry. It is for this reason that she was excited to join Inquiry as a student editor after learning about the opportunity from her advisor. Anna looks forward to using this role as a learning experience that she hopes will be useful in her future career.