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University Communications (UC), a division of the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Office, is a one-stop strategic communications resource composed of three service units: Public Relations, Strategy, and Marketing. Primary points of contact are listed below. If you’re unsure whom to talk with, complete the contact form. If you’re a journalist and you need to contact a public information officer about a specific topic, please see the Media Contacts page.

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University Communications

Anne Buckley
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

858-534-7572

Patrick Riedling
Senior Director of Executive Communications

n/a

Caitlyn Woroniak
Executive Assistant to the Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

858-761-2587

Strategy

Matt Hale
Executive Director, Communications Strategy

619-252-9239

Heidi Yuen
Director of Operations and Editorial

858-534-4756

Janet Howard
Interim Director, Content Strategy

858-822-2986

Jessica Hutchinson
Director of Digital Strategy

858-822-1523

Amy Lipsitz
Director of Social Media Strategy

858-822-3353

Jessica Scherer
Creative Director

858-534-0358

Lan Yao
Studio and Video Producer

858-534-4394

Kate Shanks
Administrative Coordinator, Contact for Photo Scheduling

858-822-2172

General Information

858-534-4754

Public Relations

Matt Nagel
Senior Executive Director, Public Relations

858-761-4410

Laura Margoni
Executive Director, Internal Communications

858-822-2485

Mario Aguilera
Communications Director, Biological Sciences

858-822-5148

Michelle Franklin
Communications Director, Physical Sciences

858-822-0142

Christine Clark
Assistant Communications Director, School of Global Policy and Strategy, Rady School of Management

858-534-7618

Erika Johnson
Assistant Communications Director, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Diversity, Preuss School

858-534-9372

Daniel Kane
Communications Director, Jacobs School of Engineering

858-534-3262

Inga Kiderra
Communications Director, Social Sciences

858-822-0661

Anthony King
Communications Director, Arts & Humanities

858-822-7824

Leslie Sepuka
Associate Communications Director, Resource Management & Planning, CFO Office

858-822-5309

Lauren Wood
Communications Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

858-534-3626

General Information

858-534-3120

Marketing

Erin Shepler
Executive Director, Marketing

858-822-4414

Jeff Grantham
Senior Director, Marketing

858-353-9754

Diane Distefano
Associate Director, Marketing

858-534-9459

Special Events and Protocol

Jill Townsend
Executive Director

858-822-1574

Darlene Schlueter
Senior Director

858-534-7835

Elizabeth Bradshaw
Event Specialist

858-822-6680

Adrianne McCraw
Event Manager

858-534-6386

Adam McKinney
Special Projects Manager

858-534-5336

Kymberly Epperson
Event Specialist

858-822-6680

Events Assistant

858-822-3541

 

Nick Egan
Fiscal Coordinator

858-822-2122

General Information

858-822-1400
858-534-1407 (fax)

Government & Community Relations

Kaitlin Chell
Executive Director, Government & Community Relations

858-449-9737

Angela Philips Diaz
Executive Director, Government Research Relations

202-974-6323

David Mier
Director, Health Community Relations

858-333-1657

Rudy Murillo
Director, State Government Relations

858-822-1509

Denise Serrano
Director, Local Government Relations

858-201-0715

Irma Martinez Velasco
Director, Campus & Community Relations

858-534-6862

Anu Delouri
Assistant Director, Community Planning

858-822-0150

Kathleen Ritzman
Assistant Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

858-534-4849

Christine Castillo
Federal Government Relations, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

858-822-3370

Ian Clampett
State & Local Government Relations

858-414-1919

Alyssa Helper
Senior Community Planner

858-534-3860

Emmet Hollingshead
External Relations Specialist

858-822-0050

Loressa Uson
Government Relations Analyst

202-974-6323