Mason onAir

GMU onAir's mission is to improve communication between governmental organizations, elected officials, and candidate's for office and the people  they represent... with a special emphasis on how to best use the latest internet and media technologies.

GMU onAir is the founding university chapter of the non-profit, nonpartisan social enterprise Elections onAir.  Any George Mason University student, faculty, staff, and alum can be a member. Membership is free. Members can participate in numerous ways such as curating content in Hubs, moderating and producing Aircasts, developing new software and hardware, and interfacing with supporters.

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko's research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Jim McLean

Instructional Technologist / Visual Media Specialist, Information Technology Services (ITS), George Mason University
Owner and Principal Photographer, The Vintage Photographer
Aircast Producer, Elections onAir

I am a Digital and Immersive Media Consultant.

Social Media: LinkedIn

Todd Gillette

Future Technical Leader: Northrop Grumman
Lead Developer: Democracy onAir
PhD: Neuroscience, George Mason University

Todd is currently a Systems Engineer for Northrop Grumman as part of the Future Technical Leaders rotational program. His work has involved software and systems engineering in independent research & development and on ongoing government programs dealing with cognitive autonomy and communications systems.

Jenifer Hitchcock

AP Government & US History Teacher
Fairfax High School & Online Campus
James Madison Fellow, Commonwealth of Virginia 2016
Nationally Board Certified Teacher
iCivics Educators Network Member
Writer at lovgov.weebly.com

The VA Election Hub is an exciting opportunity to extend civics education beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom. Civics happens on the streets! This organization provides an opportunity to students to use their native digital skills to improve their community and engage in a meaningful way in civics. I am a part of the VA Election Hub to help find and engage students directly in the democratic process as high school interns.

 

Angelique Arintok

Senior: Majoring in Communication, Media Production & Criticism and minor in Political Communication, George Mason University
General ManagerMason Cable Network

As a freshman with Mason Cable Network, I served as the Assistant Production Manager and was promoted to Production Manager just one year later. As the General Manager of Mason Cable Network, I  hope to sustain the network’s growth, and bring new student concepts to the table. She enjoys the creativity and integrity behind multimedia journalism, and is furthermore interested with the discipline’s connection to political communication. Angelique aspires a career as a news reporter/Multi-Media Journalist.

Sonia Bahou

Sophomore: Major in Communication and Journalism at George Mason University
Production ManagerMason Cable Network

Freshman year, Sonia spent most of her time volunteering every Tuesday as a daily update reporter with Mason Cable News. She was also a scriptwriter for the live weekly broadcasts. After a year of involvement in the Office of Student Media, she is currently fulfilling the role as Production Manager of the network. She enjoys working with a team to establish quality media content for her peers. In the future, she aspires to be a news anchor for a TV news station in the DC area.

Cruz Sanchez

Sophomore: Major in Communication, Media Production & Criticism at George Mason University
Assistant Production Manager:  Mason Cable Network

I started down the media path when I first discovered short films on YouTube. Shortly after, I joined Bishop Kelley’s television network where I learned the ins and outs of live stream production. While at Kelley, I worked with several other students to film musicals, concerts, and other events. On the side, I would make shorts with his friends that would ultimately lead to the founding of a production company. My future career goal is to produce television shows that showcase and promote the wonders of the world.

Abby Clark

Freshman: Major in Film Studies at George Mason University
Senior Film Editor: Mason Cable Network

Led a team to participate  in the 2018 Richmond 48 Hour Film Project. During my senior year of high school. I won a grant to write, direct, and edit a 20 minute short film, “eighteen,” which she submitted to film festivals around Virginia.

I am very excited to join the Mason Cable Network crew and to work with a team of creative and hardworking people. In the future, I would like to edit and produce feature films.

Jenkins Teh

Sophomore: Computer Science Major at George Mason University

I am assisting Todd Gillette on the web software development for the Elections onAir Hubs.

Rodrigo Vasquez

Senior: Major in Film and minor in Theater at George Mason University.

Kim Jaramillo

Senior:  major in Government and International Politics and minor in Data Analysis, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government
Hub Coordinator: Elections onAir

My internship with the Virginia Elections Hub is to progress my interest in public participation and policy and to contribute to the research and curation of reports.

I am highly organized, detail-oriented, personable, and responsible. I have acquired skills in group facilitation, time management, logical thinking and conflict resolution. I am adaptable, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn more from my peers. 

Through my hands-on experiences, I am proficient at maintaining and promoting customer service by greeting and serving visitors and guests in a courteous and efficient manner, both in person and on the phone. I have also developed a friendly, outgoing, and guest service demeanor through my experiences in sales.

Location: Fairfax City, VA
Emailkimjaramillo6@gmail.com

Nick Soteriou

Senior: Government and International Politics major with a double minor of International and Comparative Politics, and Sociology
Treasurer: Schar Undergraduate Student Organization (SUSO)
OnAir Chapter Coordinator and Curator: Virginia Elections Hub

As far back as I can remember I have always been interested in government at all levels, from the local level to the federal level. So much so that I have considered a career in field of government since childhood. In addition to this, over the past couple of years I have become increasingly interested in the role of elections and electoral policy, and how it shapes the government of the United States. As such, I believe that I have the necessary background knowledge and drive to actively participate in this internship, and both contribute to and get as much out of it as possible.

Emailnsoterio@masonlive.gmu.edu
Location:  Springfield, VA

State Delegate - Vivian E. Watts
State Senator - George L. Barker
US Congress - Don Beyer

Sarah Beavers

Senior: Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Aircasting Coordinator: Virginia Elections Hub

Teddy Porter

Senior: George Mason University majoring in Government and International Politics, minoring in International Security and Chinese
Curator: Virginia Elections Hub, 10th Congressional District

I have always been interested in the domestic politics especially the upcoming midterm elections. I believe that the right to vote is the most important form of expression as a citizen to this country. Through working Election OnAir I hope to broaden my knowledge on my states politics.

Email: teddy@onair.cc
Location: Springfield, VA

Grace D’Amico

Content Coordinator:  Virginia Elections Hub and Elections onAir

Email: grace@onair.cc

I am responsible for overseeing the content in the posts on candidates and their districts. For the next month or so, I will be curating the content for Districts 1, 8, 10, and 11. I will also be starting profile posts on Virginia state senators and delegates.

Sara Deriso

Junior: Major in Government and International Politics, Schar School of Policy and Government, Minor in Political Communication, George Mason University

President: GMU Student Power

Secretary: Transparent GMU

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