Christopher Bitetto (BS, Media Studies, 2013) was co-valedictorian of his graduating class. While at CSI, he interned at Sirius XM Radio, and held the position of Sports Director at the student-run campus radio station, WSIA. He presented his undergraduate thesis, "Moneyball: The New Formula to America's Pastime," at the Undergraduate Conference on Research, Scholarship and Performance.
Dan Colonna began to work, after graduation, for Rodale Inc. as a web developer on the redesign for MensHealth.com. He also runs and contributes articles to a political/technology discussion-based blog at http://www.nerdpundit.com.
Casey Cooper (BA, Cinem Studies2006) moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in screenwriting. He also worked as a Production Assistant on America's Next Top Model.
Michele Cynowicz is currently working as a Front End Web Developer for Marvel Entertainment (marvel.com). She also consults for web development and print media projects for small businesses under the name FanBrush Media, LLC, providse design for the web and for print as well as web hosting services for a variety of projects including static websites and e-commerce. Her current portfolio is here: www.cynowicz.com.
Renée Lynette Ferrara
Renée Lynette Ferrara (BA, 2011) is the proud recipient of a Drama Desk Award, and has stage-managed off-Broadway shows including Platanos and Collard Greens and Fuhgeddaboutit!
After interning for course credit at CBS Radio, Jayme LaBrocca moved up the ranks to become Assistant Production Director at 923 Now. She now produces Nick Cannon's Top 20 (Urban) and Top 30 (Mainstream) Countdowns, which are syndicated globally.
Joyce Lau co-produced two short films, Trek 183 and Waiting for Her, which screened at the Coney Island Film Festival, Words, Beat & Life Hip Hop Film Festival, Staten Island Film Festival, Long Island International Film Expo, HBO Presents The New York Latino International Film Festival, and LA Shorts Fest. She also teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter College and completed a second master's degree, in Mental Health Counseling, at Queens College. She is currently in preproduction on a short film entitled Long Roads.
George Lekovic (BA, 2004, Magna Cum Laude + Elliot Rubenstein Memorial Award for Academic excellence) has produced several feature films, including Here and There (2009) starring David Thornton, Cyndi Lauper and Jelena Mrdja. George Lekovic graduated from the College of Staten Island in 2004 with high honors.
Qimei Luo (BS, 2011) is the New York reporter for Sina Finance.
In 2009, Stephen Barnett and Mike Maslankowski (BA, 2011) presented original work at the Third Annual Midwest Undergraduate Film Studies Conference at Notre Dame University.
Since graduating from CSI with a BS in Communications, David Maltz moved on to Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, to study Print and Multimedia Journalism. David says that many of the Communications classes he took at CSI helped prepare him for more advanced coursework. COM 277 Intro to Journalism and COM 450 Senior Seminar, directly tied in to the work he did in his first semester of graduate school. The numerous design courses I took at CSI also help me now with our projects.
Carlo Montagnino (BS, 2008) is a web technology consultant and co-owner of the award-winning web design firm NBTechnologies. He is also Co-founder and Executive Producer for his Dog and Pony Show Media Group (daps.tv). In his spare time he develops web applications that exploit the concepts of social networking sites. In Fall 2009 he will be in residency at the Banff New Media Institute to develop a project. You can find out the intimate details of his life on his twitter and his blog (augiemania.com).
Evan Moran has worked for Subsidiary Design, spent 3 years at Morgan Stanley, as a web designer through R.R. Donelly. He is currently freelancing, and working on personal projects: freaksuncensored.com, a movie about the history of human freaks, and speekspace.com, a venue for spoken word.
During his last semester in Spring 2006, Michael Sgalambro worked as a production assistant on NBC's short-lived television program, Conviction, and later, on the hit comedy 30 Rock.
Steven M. Volpe
Steven M. Volpe (BS, 2010) was appointed social media associate at the Alzheimer's Association following an internship completed for course credit. His role in developing the nonprofit's social media presence is profiled in The New York Times.
Film Matters Magazine (V. 1, no. 3, July 2010) published an article by Steve Waldow (BA, 2010) on women in the films of early cinema pioneer Georges Melies.
Stephanie Ward (BA, Cinema Studies, 2006) worked as a freelance media planner for Nicktoons Network. This freelance work grew out of her two internships she did: a programming/acquisitions internship for Nicktoons Network and a production internship for MTV2's High School Stories: Scandals, Pranks and Controversies.
Liza Zusman (BA, Cinema Studies, 2012) works in New York City as an assistant at Kipperman Management, which is involved in talent management, as well as feature film and television production. Previously, she was an assistant at the bi-coastal talent agencies International Creative Management Partners and Don Buchwald & Associates, and completed internships with Pressman Film and Maven Pictures, where Liza worked on the set of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's feature film Girl Most Likely.