Meet the staff

Pablo Portilla del Valle

Pablo Portilla del Valle

Editor-in-Chief

Pablo is the editor-in-chief of SCAD District. He is the content officer for all of District's brands, overseeing all department editors, running the meetings, and mentoring prospective members. If you don't catch him in the office, he's probably dog-watching in the park.

Asli Shebe

Asli Shebe

Editor-in-Chief

Asli, a third-year Writing major from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, is in charge of District's training and long-term story planning and editing.

Emilie Kefalas

Assignment Editor

Emilie is a transfer Writing major from the Soybean Capital of the World, Decatur, Illinois. She oversees the daily assigning and editing of stories on District. If she's not writing, she's probably drinking coffee, reading the Wall Street Journal, or listening to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons (or all of the above).

Katie Loomis

Katie Loomis

Web Director

A fourth-year Interactive Design major, Katie is responsible for the user experience on all of District's public websites.

Sydney Seifried

Sydney Seifried

Creative Director

As creative director Sydney manages District's brand, ranging from promotional campaigns to the user experience of the site. She designs, produces, and curates the annual arts journal, Port City Review.

Angie Stong

Angie Stong

Photo Editor

A third-year Photography major from Hamden, Connecticut, Angie coordinates the assigning and editing of all still images on District's website.

Anthony O'Baner

Anthony O'Baner

Fashion Editor

Anthony, a Fashion major, is one of two editors in charge of SCAD's thriving fashion blog, The Manor.

Ashley Romasko

Ashley Romasko

Fashion Editor

Ashley is one of two Fashion Editors in charge of District's trendsetting fashion blog, The Manor.

Lili Killian

Lili Killian

Social Media Coordinator

A third-year Fashion Design and Art History major, Lili handles District's social media presence and often assists in graphic design and branding for Student Media products.

Mel Walton

Mel Walton

A senior illustration major from Savannah, Mel leads SCAD's official student comics blog, The Honey Dripper. The blog launched in 2014 and features regular posts of student-produced sequential and other artwork.

Rummel Medina

Rummel Medina

Media Content Producer

Rummel is a Film and Television major from Caracas, Venezuela. He is in charge of coordinating and editing District's audio and video content. He is also a co-host of District's advice podcast The Mutiny!