Meet Our Vindi Team

Megan Baranuk

Editor-in-Chief

Megan is currently a third year senior, studying Promotional Communications and Journalism. She loves reading, writing, painting and thrifting. She also belongs to CSU's Campus Activities Board as the Special Events chair, and works as a First Year Experience Peer Mentor.

Megan Mullaly

Managing Editor

Megan is a sophomore majoring in graphic design and minoring in art history, communications studies, and marketing. As well as working with The Vindi, she also work as the Vice President of CSU’s Campus Activities Board. In her (hard-to-find) free time you can find her playing piano or trying to teach her cat tricks!

Asha McClendon

Art Director

Asha is a CSU senior majoring in Graphic Design. Along with being the Art Director for The Vindi, Asha is the current Treasurer for AIGA CSU (The Professional Organization for Design). When she isn't up to her eyeballs in design projects, you can find her binge watching Netflix.

Lynn Nichols

Culture Editor

Lynn is an English/Gender Studies double major who has been a contributing writer for The Vindicator since fall 2018 and the Culture Editor since fall 2020. This is Lynn's third year at CSU and freshman year in the Honors College, with senior standing from CCP credit.

Lauren Koleszar

Features Editor

Lauren writes both articles and fiction, acts on stage at community and professional theaters, and studies English Literature, Film & Media Arts, and Psychology. She adores twentieth-century literature and rehearsing monologues with her cat, who provides excellent feedback. She is set to graduate in the spring of 2022.

Eric Seitz

Copy Editor

A junior this year, Eric is a graphic design and journalism major. He also serves as Pride & Spirit Chair on the Campus Activities Board. When not writing or designing, catch Eric playing his Nintendo Switch!

Jillian Van Dyke

Assistant Art Director

Megann Rosecrans

Online Content Editor

Megann is a senior majoring in Communication with a minor in Digital Content Production, planning to graduate in the fall. She also serves as a new member of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. In her time outside of school, you can find her writing for her blog or feeding her chubby hamster strawberries.

Courtney Byrnes

Arts Editor

Courtney is a senior majoring in Journalism with a minor in Digital Content Production. Aside from serving as the arts editor for The Vindicator, she is also the secretary of CSU's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist. When she's not writing articles and emails, you can find her taking photographs or enjoying nature

Claudia Ugbana

Social Editor

Claudia Ugbana is a 22-year-old Senior at Cleveland State University pursuing a major in Journalism and Communications. She has writing, editing and digital design experience for over three years, and uses her skills in a variety of personal and professional endeavors. 

Samra Karamustafic

Beauty & Wellness Editor

Samra is a junior majoring in Journalism and Promotional Communications. She also serves as the social media manager for Harmony Yoga Studios. When she’s not working on assignments or drafting Insta posts, you can find her watching a movie or out on a hike!