Media contacts at UCLA

UCLA Media Relations, professional schools and selected other units provide contacts for journalists
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For general UCLA media inquiries, please call 310-825-2585 or contact us by email.

For our latest campus news, visit the UCLA Newsroom website.

For UCLA Health media inquiries, please call 310-267-7022.

For UCLA Athletics media inquiries, please call 310-206-8140.


UCLA Media Relations

The media relations office serves journalists covering breaking news, campuswide issues and student affairs and responds to general media inquiries. UCLA Broadcast Studio | Find an expert | Subscribe to email news

Eddie North-Hager Interim Executive Director of UCLA Media 310-780-3417

Ricardo Vazquez Director of Media Relations 310-206-3986

Media inquiries.

Jessica Wolf Director of Arts Communications and Marketing 310-825-1046

Katherine Alvarado Assistant Director of Media Relations 310-794-6847

Media inquiries.

Alison Hewitt Senior Media Relations Officer 310-206-5461

Climate change and environment, humanities, Volunteer Center, veterans.

Elizabeth Kivowitz Senior Media Relations Officer 310-466-8769

Social sciences, politics, economics, anthropology, technology and society, immigration, Center for Community Engagement, international and foreign policy experts. 

Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez Senior Media Relations Officer 310-340-3911

University events and initiatives, community engagement, campus life, sustainability. 

Holly Ober Senior Media Relations Officer 310-956-6465

Physical sciences, life sciences, space and astronomy, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, evolution, ecology, biology, molecular genetics, psychology.

Barbra Ramos Assistant Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Communications 310-844-3582

Ethnic studies, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, accessibility and disability.


UCLA Health/David Geffen School of Medicine

For media inquiries regarding UCLA medical centers, hospitals and the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Call 310-267-7022 | UCLA Health Sciences newsroom


UCLA Athletics

For media inquiries regarding intercollegiate sports and athletics at UCLA.

Liza David Sports Information Director 310-206-8140

UCLA Bruins website


UCLA professional schools

The professional schools provide media contacts in their areas.

School of the Arts and Architecture

Anne Marie Burke Assistant Dean, Strategic Communications 310-825-4140

School of Dentistry

Ben Alkaly Director of Communications 310-206-0835

School of Education and Information Studies

John McDonald Director of Media Relations 310-880-5332

Samueli School of Engineering

Christine Wei-li Lee Assistant Dean, Chief Marketing Communications Officer 310-206-0540

School of Law

Annabel Adams Assistant Dean of Communications 562-682-5230

Anderson School of Management

Paul Feinberg 310-794-1215
Anderson School newsroom

Herb Alpert School of Music

Russell Kelban Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing 310-825-4215

School of Nursing

Aaron Hilf Director of Communications 310-903-6654

Luskin School of Public Affairs

Les Dunseith Executive Director of Communications 310-206-5252

Fielding School of Public Health

Carla Denly Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications 424-832-6408

School of Theater, Film and Television

Crystal Santana Director of Marketing and Communications 310-206-9503


Other campus units

Many departments provide their own media contacts.

Alumni Association

Estellaleigh Franenberg Creative Director, UCLA Alumni Marketing and Communications 310-794-5189

Broad Stem Cell Research Center

Tiare Dunlap Director of Communications, Marketing, Education and Outreach 310-429-2049

California NanoSystems Institute

Nicole Wilkins Director of Strategic Communications 310-869-6835

Center for Health Policy Research

Tiffany Lopes Director of Communications and Publications 310-794-0930

Center for Immigration Law and Policy

Hayley Burgess Communications Strategist

Chicano Studies Research Center

Rebecca Epstein Communications and Academic Programs Officer 310-206-9185

Depression Grand Challenge

Anne Dahlem Director of Communications 949-400-2055

Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Evan George Communications Director 323-877-8404

Film and Television Archive

Marisa Soto Marketing and Communications Officer 310-206-8588

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Erin Connors Director of Communications and Engagement 310-825-4288

Hammer Museum at UCLA

Santiago Pazos Senior Manager, Public Relations 310-443-7016

Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA

Daniel Seeff West Coast Director 310-206-9700

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

David Colgan Director of Communications 818-203-2858

International Institute

Peggy McInerny Director of Communications 310-794-7226

The Promise Institute for Human Rights

Natalie Monsanto Communications and Development Manager

Technology Development Group

Marivi Valcourt Marketing Manager 310-569-1764

UCLA Labor Center

Veena Hampapur Director of Communications Director 213-370-9601

UCLA Library

Ariane Bicho Director of Communications and Marketing 760-836-2153

Williams Institute

Rachel Dowd Communications Manager 310-206-8982