Sabrina Moody, a history student and resident of Bethlehem Township, chose her major when she was in middle school.  After winning an award for a science fair project on mummification, she resolved to become an archaeologist and historian.   

Her choice of NCC involved a combination of factors: affordability, high standard of education, closeness to home, as well as courses that many other colleges do not offer.  She says that the best aspect of her program is these courses and the enthusiasm and support of the professors.  “Every professor I have had the privilege of having has been incredibly open to our sharing our unique skills and talents to enrich the class and guiding the class by sharing the specific topics we are interested in learning more about,” she says.  In addition, she had been a guest lecturer in her class and others.   

Moody is a living historian, as a professional re-enactor, mostly playing Mariana Wagner, a one-room-school teacher in 1820, as well as roles spanning the 1700s to 1918.  She started the first Celtic Culture Club at NCC, leading to her participation in the Bethlehem Cultural Alliance and the Parade of Shamrocks club.  She is semi-bilingual, with English as her first language and semi-fluency in Irish (Gaelige).   “The art of Celtic storytelling, as done for thousands of years, is a unique way of seeing and describing the world,” she says. 

Her hobbies are that of a Renaissance woman, who uses the arts to make history, folklore and culture, mainly Celtic.  She is an artist, actor, playwright, director, musician, singer, poet, and literary writer.  She looks forward to becoming an archaeologist and historian, focusing on Irish history, culture and mythology. 

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Myra Saturen has been a writer for organizations for thirty years, including 14 for NCC. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton and a master's degree in social work from Columbia University. In addition to writing for organizations, she has written for a variety of magazines and has had two young adult novels published. She also works as a writing tutor in NCC's Learning Center. She is a native New Yorker who has lived in Bethlehem Township for thirty-one years. She is married with two adult children. Her hobbies are reading, yoga and exercise.