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 email

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. 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.

Email | 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

Ani Vahradyan 
Communications and Media Relations Manager 310-968-6144

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

Emily Jo Wharry
Director of Communications 310-617-5609

UCLA Library

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

Williams Institute

Rachel Dowd
Communications Manager 310-206-8982