Samuel Cestari is the media relations coordinator at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In this role, he provides media relations support to CSIS programs and scholars around programmatic work and events. He also fields press inquiries and connects CSIS scholars with leading media outlets to inform their coverage of key issues and global developments. Previously, Samuel interned with the CSIS External Relations department. He holds an MA in public diplomacy and global communications and a BS in finance from Syracuse University.