December 4, 2023

Meet Our Team

The Current Affairs Times is a team of dedicated attorneys and journalists who come from diverse sets of backgrounds; we use our expertise to provide legal aid and publicity for the marginalized and those who have been mistreated by the American judicial system.

Afia Sengupta., Esq: CEO & Chief Counsel

Email: afia.sengupta@currentaffairstimes.com; Ph:  551-260-2237

Afia Sengupta is the founder of the Current Affairs Times. She is an attorney and investigative journalist who has fought for human rights, constitutional rights, and women’s rights for over a decade. Through her journey, Afia has found her calling in helping people navigate the most challenging times in their lives, whether by advocating to see their stories broadcast or through legal representation. Much of her work consists of appealing on behalf of those who have been wrongfully convicted, and she works tirelessly to help those who represent historically underrepresented or vulnerable communities.

Recently, The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board has certified Afia as a subject of biographical record in Who’s Who in America, which catalogs individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in their respective fields and have made significant contributions to society. She also received the ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services award for 2022!

Afia calls New York City home now but before moving to the big apple, Afia worked in Washington DC at a prominent defense litigation firm as an Associate. She also briefly clerked for the Hon’ble Judge Robert E. Larsen at the United States District Court in Missouri. Afia has worked at law offices and organizations in several countries including Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Poland, and India. Some of Afia’s most notable work includes the Blackwater trial, one of the longest criminal jury trials in U.S. history.

As an investigative journalist,  she believes in the fundamental right to discover the truth behind every incident. Afia also directs and produces the Current Affairs Time’s flagship podcast, Politically Social. The Politically Social podcast has garnered much attention as it creates conversation around critical social issues, including the MeToo movement in the military, New York real estate fraud, gun violence, workplace discrimination, abortion rights, gang violence, and mental health awareness.

In addition to political journalism, government investigations, and criminal defense work, Afia fights to secure constitutional and voting rights for the underprivileged and minorities and specializes in criminal defense for wrongful accusations and convictions. In all she does, Afia advocates for individuals and families victimized by implicit & explicit discriminatory systems, police brutality, and predatory corporations. 

Ryan Campbell., Esq: Staff Attorney & Journalist

Email: Ryan.campbell@currentaffairstimes.com; Ph: 848-216-5889

Ryan is an experienced attorney knowledgeable on trademark, copyright, IT transactions, and immigration law with a decade of experience. Additionally, he has worked in communications, particularly on legal matters, for several non-profit and for-profit organizations. Before joining the Current Affairs Times, Ryan was a staff attorney at the Council of People’s Organizations. He litigated in immigration courts and represented clients before USCIS officers, especially political asylum seekers.

Besides being an attorney at the Current Affairs Times, Ryan co-founded DRM Capitol Group, specializing in immigrant and LGBTQ advocacy. Ryan is also a journalist and writes many Op-Ed articles on topics ranging from immigration law, intellectual property, gun laws, policy, and pending legislation.

Ryan was honored by Public Interest Law Association (PILA) for “Outstanding Advocacy and Unyielding Commitment” to public interest law. He has conducted ‘Know Your Rights training’ for up to 1,000 trainees at a time for Members of Congress at Town Hall Meetings and Community Organizations

As a journalist, Ryan speaks publicly regarding policy and legislation and has achieved broader media exposure by creating and managing multimedia political campaigns.  To this date, he volunteers in legal aid clinics.

Nathan Rizzuti, Creative Director & Staff Writer

Email: nathan.rizzuti@currentaffairstimes.com; Ph: 848-216-5889

Prior to joining the Current Affairs Times as a staff writer and creative director, Nathan has found work as a freelance journalist, contributing to magazines and publications such as the Cleveland Scene, Cincinnati Beat, Gadget Review, Music Minds, and Yahoo Sports. Nathan also has experience in scriptwriting for long and short-form video content and extensive experience as a media strategist and copywriter.

Nathan graduated from The King’s College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, where he also minored in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

Adelola Tinubu: Political Editor & Administrative Director

Email: adelola.tinubu@currentaffairstimes.com; Ph: 848-216-5889

Adelola Tinubu has always been a voracious reader, which feeds her knack for public speaking, creative writing, and interest in journalism. Adelola can always find an answer as long as there’s an article or book on the issue. Research is what she does best, as it lies at the heart of all her work. 

Adelola maintained her passion for writing and literary arts and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English arts from Buffalo State College at the State University of New York (SUNY) in 2013. After graduation, Adelola found a position as a Mass Communications Specialist in the United States Navy and was shipped off to Great Lakes Recruit Training in January of 2015. 

The two months of enlisted recruit training made her resilient, tough, and physically prepared for a five-year-long active duty contract. After graduating from boot camp in March 2015, Adelola attended the Defense Information School (DINFOS) in Fort Meade, Maryland. There she received extensive training in journalism, photography, multimedia, public affairs, and videography. This training made her a versatile journalist, adept in more than just one medium of communication. In September 2015, Adelola received three-year orders to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). 

Aboard Truman, Adelola exercised her newly acquired skills, produced numerous articles and hundreds of photos, and served as a co-anchor on a weekly televised news show.  The ship also participated in numerous bilateral and multilateral engagements, including Operation Inherent Resolve, Lightning Handshake 2018, Baltic Operations 2018, and Trident Juncture 2018, as well as operations alongside Germany, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and Norway, all of which Adelola played a large role in covering. Digital media produced during these assignments and operations can be found online on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS). 

Adelola remained assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) for five years and left for the Navy Reserves in 2020. As a reservist Adelola provided coverage of Mayor DeBlasio’s press conference at Pier 90 in Manhattan and photographed the arrival of the hospital ship, USNS Comfort. The arrival of the hospital ship was meant to relieve pressure on city hospitals during the height of the pandemic. In July 2021, she traveled to Manama, Bahrain for her first active duty training assignment at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). Adelola returned to NAVCENT six months later and remained for one month to assist the Public Affairs Department with photo coverage of command events, ceremonies, and distinguished visitors in the 5th Fleet area of Operations. 

That same year, Adelola honed in on her interest in legal studies and obtained a temporary position as a paralegal at the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Immigrant Protection Unit. For the next three months, Adelola assisted dozens of immigrants in obtaining naturalization as citizens in the United States of America. Following the end of her contract as a paralegal, she worked as a public servant in New York City shelters. Adelola found joy and purpose in helping people obtain permanent, affordable housing, public assistance benefits, and medical referrals free of charge. 

From 2020 to 2022, Adelola attended school full-time at Long Island University’s Television Writer’s Studio; She received her MFA in Writing and Television Production in May 2022. 


Adelola currently works for the Current Affairs Times as a staff journalist, where she pursues her passion for providing information to the public about current events and social justice causes. She continues to serve her country by taking journalism assignments as a reservist with the U.S. Navy.  She is also on active duty orders with the New York State Naval Militia. The New York Naval Militia is the naval component of the New York State defense forces and responds to emergencies and taskings throughout the state at the direction of The Adjutant General. Her current mission with the newly formed Operation Asylum Seeker works in coordination with the city to house migrants and provide them with access to legal services.

Matt Markivee: Audio/Visual Editor

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Email: matt.markivee@currentaffairstimes.com; Ph: 848-216-5889

Matt has been working in the media industry since he was 15 years old. He began his career as a radio talk show intern in St. Louis, MO, and quickly learned that he was born to produce media. Matt has developed media content for companies such as Ford Motor Company, Hasbro, Walgreens, and more as an independent creator. He has performed in production roles for NBCs American Ninja Warrior and as a director for an NBC affiliate news station.

In 2017, Matt felt called to serve, and he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a broadcast journalist. While serving, he was awarded the top media awards in his MAJCOM and invited to attend the Department of Defense Visual Storyteller’s Convention in San Diego.

Since leaving the armed forces, Matt has continued his passions as the TV Operations Manager at a local TV station where he produces and procures content for his region’s sole broadcast TV provider.

Matt plans to continue producing media for both local and nationally syndicated media outlets, and he dreams of one day winning an Emmy award. He is currently a Journalism student at the University of Missouri.

Matt enjoys his free time performing with local musical theater troupes, playing with his two young children, and enjoying the outdoors. 

Dina Bodner: Paralegal & Office Manager

Email: Dina.bodner@currentaffairstimes.com; Ph: 848-216-5889

Dina is a paralegal and Office Manager for the Current Affairs Times. Prior to working at Current Affairs Times, Dina attended Florida Atlantic University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a certificate in ethics, law, and society. After graduating in August of 2022, Dina went straight to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is on track to graduate with a Master of Arts in Art and Public Policy in May 2023. She will be attending Brooklyn Law School in the fall.

At Florida Atlantic University, Dina was involved in the school’s Model United Nations (MUN) team. She attended the National MUN conferences in Washington DC in November 2022 and New York in April 2023, both in which she worked alongside her team to win outstanding delegation and first place overall.

She is passionate about her artistic work outside of academics yet hopes to continue intertwining her creative passions with her studies in politics and law.