Our Editorial Team

Celine Castronuovo

Celine is a senior at George Washington University majoring in journalism and mass communication and minoring in international affairs. Celine started off at MediaFile as a writer for the international section and most recently served as the section’s co-editor. Celine is currently a social media intern at Voice of America in Washington, D.C. Celine previously served as the national desk intern at CBS News and as a communications intern at the National Juvenile Justice Network. She is also currently the vice president of finance for Epsilon Sigma Alpha, GW’s community service and leadership sorority. Celine’s passions include human rights, playing the violin and watching Parks and Recreation.

Rob Cline

Rob is a graduate student at George Washington University, where they study Media & Strategic Communications. They are currently a communications intern for Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. Rob previously served as Editor-in-Chief of MediaFile for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Avi Bajpai
Politics Editor and Lead Writer

Avi Bajpai is a junior at George Washington University majoring in political science and minoring in journalism. He has a passion for media, politics and law, and has interned at the DNC. He also covers student life for The GW Hatchet and has written for the politics desk at MediaFile, where he is excited to be taking the lead this year.

Shayna Greene
International Editor

Shayna is a senior studying journalism and mass communications. She is the international editor of MediaFile and has interned at West End Strategy Team, The Solidarity Center and Newsday.

Lars Erik Schonander
Industry Editor
George Bowles
Opinions Editor

George Bowles is a senior at George Washington University studying English and Journalism. They have previously worked at 4CM+M as a communications intern during the 2018 Congressional Elections. George was previously the MediaFile Copy Editor for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Amy Patronella
Copy Editor

Amy Patronella is a junior at the George Washington University majoring in political communication and minoring in sustainability and public policy. She is a proud Houstonian and passionate about good writing and environmental policy. In her free time she enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, and trying to find good tacos in D.C.

Michael Kohler
Podcast Director

Michael Kohler is a sophomore at George Washington University, double majoring in Political Communications and Peace Studies. He is excited to continue to expand MediaFile’s podcast platform. Michael is also an Eagle Scout, and when he isn’t debating electoral politics, he is most likely camping.