ABOUT JENIFFER AFUALO-ROBINSON
Hi there, Kia Ora, and Talofa! My name is Jeniffer Afualo-Robinson and I’m a junior Business major with a specialization in Marketing and a minor in Economics at Keene State College. I am half Maori-half Samoan and, as such, warmly embrace other cultures and customs. I’ve spent 18 years serving in the U.S. Army as a Logistician. I was eager to take on this course knowing that the obstacles I overcame, experiences that have fostered my character, and the numerous demographics of people that I’ve encountered throughout my time in the service would assist and propel me throughout the progression of this study. It is my hope to open my own business after I graduate utilizing the knowledge and tools gained during my time here at Keene State.
ABOUT DOROTHY ARROYO
I am a senior at Keene State College who is pursuing an Environmental Studies Major with a Management Minor. I am also a resident assistant on campus. I am a natural nurturer who cares about both the land and the people who inhabit it. There is so much that we don’t know about the people who lived here before European Colonists. We were taught that these people were peaceful, but also violent. They believed these lands were sacred. And they ultimately were oppressed and ultimately killed of my colonist.
I am a passionate story teller. It really lights a fire in me that there is no clear information of the internet that highlights the Sokoki perspective. Who they really were, what they really did. I want to know who stood on this land before me and why they loved this place. I want to share that information with the world. I want to be another bridge in telling their story based on what I find in the archives, in the books, in the documents, in the web space.
-Dorothy Arroyo, KSC Senior Class of 2019