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Afia Sengupta, CEO and Chief Correspondent

Afia Sengupta is an experienced Executive Director with extensive experience in the law sector. She has 13 years of experience in the legal field as a paralegal and a lawyer. Afia obtained her Masters in Law with a specialization in White Collar Defense. She has worked on many high profile litigation matters throughout her career, including her position as a core defense team staff member in one of the longest trials in Washington DC, The Blackwater Trial. She has also significant law experience abroad; Afia worked on the International Justice Project (UK), did research on Zimbabwe’s labor laws as a lawyer in her time there, and worked in Poland on a cultural exchange program.

Afia enjoys traveling and has traveled to 20 countries and over 30 cities. She is an avid reader, baker and an amateur musician.

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Afia Sengupta, CEO and Chief Correspondent

Afia Sengupta is an experienced Executive Director with extensive experience in the law sector. She has 13 years of experience in the legal field as a paralegal and a lawyer. Afia obtained her Masters in Law with a specialization in White Collar Defense. She has worked on many high profile litigation matters throughout her career, including her position as a core defense team staff member in one of the longest trials in Washington DC, The Blackwater Trial. She has also significant law experience abroad; Afia worked on the International Justice Project (UK), did research on Zimbabwe’s labor laws as a lawyer in her time there, and worked in Poland on a cultural exchange program.

Afia enjoys traveling and has traveled to 20 countries and over 30 cities. She is an avid reader, baker and an amateur musician.

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Denise Korn, Editor-in-Chief

Originally from San Francisco, Denise has over 20 years’ experience in radio news as a journalist, news and traffic announcer, and producer. In San Francisco, Denise worked as a jazz announcer on KJAZ, an iconic station. She transitioned into radio news working at the powerhouse KGO as a producer. Working for Metro Networks, Denise’s voice was a daily fixture on numerous stations. She was Metro’s first union shop steward, sitting on AFTRA’s (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) San Francisco board prior to its merger with the Screen Actors’ Guild. In Atlanta, Denise worked at the Southeast’s largest news talk station, WSB. Post-recession, she spent six years at Delta Air Lines working in international sales.

Denise attended San Francisco State University and the University of Provence in France, majoring in International Relations and French. Today, Denise writes about politics, landing page content, and travel. She lives in Atlanta with her two dogs, Trane and Jaco.

Lexa Krug, Lead Developer, and Editor, Legal/Political Reporter

Internationally educated with a background in media relations and politics, Lexa is a well-rounded writer. Her international experiences include working for Omnicom Media Group in London, studying at the University of Westminster, and obtaining her MSc in Media, Power, and Public Affairs from Royal Holloway, University of London. This is Lexa’s first full-time job upon graduation from her Master’s, and she has only recently moved back to the United States.

In her free time, Lexa enjoys watching “Shark Tank” on MSNBC, playing with her dog, and playing board games with friends and family.

Lexa Krug, Lead Developer and Editor, Legal/Political Reporter

Internationally educated with a background in media relations and politics, Lexa is a well-rounded writer. Her international experiences include working for Omnicom Media Group in London, studying at the University of Westminster, and obtaining her MSc in Media, Power and Public Affairs from Royal Holloway, University of London. This is Lexa’s first full-time job upon graduation from her Master’s, and she has only recently moved back to the United States.

In her free time, Lexa enjoys watching “Shark Tank” on MSNBC, playing with her dog, and playing board games with friends and family.

Erin Mayer, Communications Director

Erin Mayer is a policy analyst, political activist, and freelance writer. Her undergraduate studies at The New School of New York, concentrated around International Relations, law and genocide. Erin currently attends Johns Hopkins University’s Graduate Program in Government, Democracy, and Political Communications. She has been published with numerous publications such as Current Affairs Times, The Florida Weekly, US Resist News, and Nu Origins Magazine.

When she is not reporting, writing, studying, or protesting, she is gardening, traveling, or with her husband and loved ones at the beach, grilling on the barbecue, enjoying the sunshine, conversation, and hopefully wine!

James Jackson, Sports Reporter

Between interning for the Philadelphia Inquirer and writing for his school newspaper, James has 3 years of reporting experience. Before joining the Current Affairs Times, he worked at the oldest African American Newspaper in the United States (The Philadelphia Tribune) as a General Assignment Reporter. Since graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, he has covered Business, Education, Sports, Music, and Entertainment.

In his spare time, he likes playing the piano and writing about sports.

James Jackson, Sports Reporter

Between interning for the Philadelphia Inquirer and writing for his school newspaper, James has 3 years of reporting experience. Before joining the Current Affairs Times, he worked at the oldest African American Newspaper in the United States (The Philadelphia Tribune) as a General Assignment Reporter. Since graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, he has covered Business, Education, Sports, Music, and Entertainment.

In his spare time, he likes playing the piano and writing about sports.

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Matt Markivee, Audiovisual Editor

Matt Markivee fell in love with the entertainment industry at the age of six-years-old when he began acting in local commercials and community theatres. He has since appeared in more than 30 stage and film productions, and at the age of 14, he began making them too. Matt has produced visual content for names like Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, and the US Military. His skills were reinforced when he graduated top of his class at the Military’s Defense Information School in 2018.

Matt plans to continue his career as a digital designer and editor for major TV and film production studios.

Varun Sharma, Technology Advisor

Varun has over 8 years of experience in the Digital Marketing sector. He is familiar with website development, On-Page, and Off-Page optimization techniques. He is an expert in blog optimization, WordPress, and quality link building through white hat techniques. He manually checks a website’s health without the help of any automation tools.

In his spare time, he likes to binge-watch Netflix shows, play baseball, and travel.

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