Our No Cap News Team

No Cap News is run by international student-run team, fully dedicated to keeping youth around the world informed on the most pressing global geopolitical, economic, and social issues of our time–thereby empowering them to be engaged, globally-aware individuals.

Management Team

The No Cap News (NCN) Management Team guides the organization’s overall efforts to carry out its mission to the fullest extent possible.

Rocco Fantini
Founder & Executive Director
A founder of NCN, Rocco currently acts as executive director of the overall organization at large.
Talia Laleh
Managing Director
Currently serving as a managing director, Talia helps lead NCN staffers' overall work in all areas of the organization.
Sara Blumkin
Engagement Director
Serving as engagement director, Sara leads initiatives to enhance the experience of NCN's audience.
Cassidy Dalva
Founder & Marketing Director
As one of NCN's founders, Cassidy serves as the organization's marketing director, leading efforts to expand its reach.
Shayan Moshtael
Managing Director
As a managing director, Shayan helps guide efforts to organize staffers' work, maintaining a cohesive team in doing so.
Abdullah Rafique
Provisional Director
As a provisional director, Abdullah offers guidance on executive decisions while also performing various project-related roles.
News Reporting Team

The No Cap News (NCN) News Reporting Team writes and publishes the articles that serve as the organization’s backbone.

Rayan Ansari
As an NCN editor, Rayan is responsible for overviewing writers' articles in upholding accuracy, objectivity, and non-partisanship.
Grace Mundy
Staff Writer (Environmental)
Understanding the importance of informative and accurate news sources, Grace pens myriad articles as an NCN staff writer.
Abigail Eun
Staff Writer (General)
An experienced writer in and outside of school, Abigail covers a variety of topics as a leading NCN staff writer.
Alyana Castro
Staff Writer (Environmental)
As a staff writer, Alyana remains engaged with myriad issues across the world in writing various pieces for NCN.
Dave Rotblatt
Staff Writer (Politics)
An avid history buff, Dave serves as a staff writer, penning articles on a variety of political issues in today's world.
George Khouri
Staff Writer (Politics)
As a staff writer, George's articles provide a non-partisan view of political affairs—proving vital to NCN's primary, informative mission.
Elisabeth Dominguez
Staff Writer (General)
As an NCN staff writer, Elisabeth cultivates her understanding of world issues through penning various articles related to them.
Jason Saffer
Staff Writer (General)
As a politically-engaged staff writer, Jason covers a wide range of issues oftentimes dismissed by mainstream news outlets.
Tala Ahmadie
Staff Writer (Social Issues)
An outspoken advocate on many social issues, Tala's articles revolve around such issues through a global lens.
Elethu Della
Staff Writer (General)
A self-proclaimed Pan-Africanist, Elethu pens a variety of aritcles as an NCN staff writer.
David Antonio Herrera
Staff Writer (Politics)
Serving as an NCN staff writer, David writes about various politically-related topics, remaining true to fact at all times.
Natalie Shtangrud
Serving as editor, Natalie guides efforts to uphold NCN's core values, reflected in all the articles penned by writers.
Alina Issakhanian
Staff Writer (General)
Having always enjoyed being informed and shining light on often-ignored topics, Alina manifests such interests as a staff writer.
Chloe Zitsow
Staff Writer (Politics)
As a politically-minded NCN staff writer, Chloe writes articles detailing today's increasingly tense political climate.
Sargis Azizyan
Staff Writer (European Affairs)
Serving as staff writer, Sargis covers various topics in and around the European sphere, dedicating to informing the global youth.
Aara Nanavaty
Staff Writer (General)
As a staff writer, Aara focuses on myriad pertinent topics relating to today's social, political, and economic trends.
Kaisly Moreno
Staff Writer (General)
Serving as staff writer, Kaisly writes articles on issues both at home (in the U.S.) and abroad, expanding NCN's overall scope.
David Lu
Staff Writer (International Affairs)
As a staff writer, David covers various instances of geopolitical strife, as tensions flare in regions across the globe.
Kerry Sempelsz
Staff Writer (Politics)
A devout thespian, Kerry serves as a staff writer, focusing particularly on the tense atmosphere that dominates U.S. politics.
Natalie Kim
Staff Writer (General)
As an experienced writer (published by the LA Times), Natalie's NCN articles cover a broad range of issues around the world..
Eliot Lee
Staff Writer (Economics)
As an NCN staff writer, Eliot's passion for global affairs—manifested through Model UN—is reflected in his articles.
Donovan Seelinger
Staff Writer (General)
Staffer Donovan Seelinger enjoys applying esoteric philosophy in critiquing the modern world and current happenings.
Marketing & Outreach Team

The No Cap News (NCN) Marketing & Outreach Team works to expand the overall reach and impact of the organization on a worldwide basis.

Hazel Gonzales
Outreach Director
Serving as an outreach director, Hazel guides efforts to expand the overall reach and impact of NCN.
Mahima Shyno
Marketing & Outreach Staffer
As a staffer, Mahima assists in leading NCN's efforts to expand in size and impact as an organization.
Gregory Demirjian
Marketing & Outreach Staffer (Dual Role)
In his dual role, Gregory continues to write pieces for NCN's news reporting team while helping lead marketing and outreach.
Saksham Sharma
Marketing & Outreach Staffer
Saksham assists in efforts to grow the extent to which NCN can impact and inform youth across the globe.