About the author

    Jillian Nadiak

    After graduating from SUNY New Paltz in 2015, she has done work as a daily reporter and Community Liaison for New York State Assembly member Kevin Cahill. Through her work in government, she was designated the responsibility of organizing individual flag ceremonies for each of the 40 Vietnam soldiers from Ulster County that lost their lives during the war. She now works as an Administrative Assistant to the President at SUNY Ulster where she hopes to stay and has found joy in working with the Veterans Club on campus. When she is not working she can be found writing plays about local history, reporting for a local biweekly paper, acting in community theatre, singing in her band, trying to become a martial artist, and talking about everything South Korea.