University Communications and Public Affairs


University Communications and Public Affairs (UCPA), a division of the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Office, is a one-stop strategic communications resource composed of four service units: Creative Services and Publications, University Communications, Special Events and Protocol, and Public Affairs. 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 and Public Affairs

Jeff Gattas
Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff
858-822-6914 jgattas@ucsd.edu
Suzi Sterner
Associate Chancellor
858-822-4382 ssterner@ucsd.edu
Anne Buckley
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
858-534-7572 albuckley@ucsd.edu

Creative Services and Publications

Matt Hale
Executive Director
858-534-7279 matt@ucsd.edu
Heidi Yuen
Assistant Director, Editorial Director
858-534-4756 hlyuen@ucsd.edu
Aaron Borovoy
Business Manager
858-534-6840 aborovoy@ucsd.edu
Jessica Hutchinson
Web Director
858-822-1523 j1hutchinson@ucsd.edu
Jessica Scherer
Creative Director
858-534-0358 jscherer@ucsd.edu
Lan Yao
Studio and Video Producer
858-534-4394 l3yao@ucsd.edu
Kate Shanks
Office Manager, Contact for Photo Scheduling
858-822-2172 kshanks@ucsd.edu
General Information 858-534-4754 publications@ucsd.edu

University Communications

Laura Margoni
Executive Director
858-822-2485 lmargoni@ucsd.edu
Mario Aguilera
Communications Director,
Biological Sciences
858-822-5148 maguilera@ucsd.edu
Christine Clark
Assistant Communications Director,
School of Global Policy and Strategy, Student Affairs
858-534-7618 ceclark@ucsd.edu
Cynthia Dillon
Communications Director,
Physical Sciences
858-822-0142 cdillon@ucsd.edu
Janet Howard
Digital Communications
858-822-2986 jehoward@ucsd.edu
Erika Johnson
Preuss School, Diversity
858-534-9372 erjohnson@ucsd.edu
Daniel Kane
Communications Director,
Jacobs School of Engineering
858-534-3262 dbkane@ucsd.edu
Inga Kiderra
Communications Director,
Social Sciences
858-822-0661 ikiderra@ucsd.edu
Anthony King
Communications Director,
Arts & Humanities
858-822-7824 anthonypking@ucsd.edu
Judy Piercey
Senior Director,
General Campus, Diversity, Advancement
858-534-6128 jpiercey@ucsd.edu
Leslie Sepuka
Associate Communications Director,
Resource Management & Planning, CFO Office
858-822-5309 lsepuka@ucsd.edu
Lauren Wood
Communications Director,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
858-534-3626 lmwood@ucsd.edu
General Information 858-534-3120 marcom@ucsd.edu

Special Events and Protocol

Jill Townsend
Executive Director
858-822-1574 jmtownsend@ucsd.edu
Darlene Schlueter
Senior Director
858-534-7835 dschlueter@ucsd.edu
Elizabeth Bradshaw
Event Specialist
858-822-6680 ebradshaw@ucsd.edu
Adrianne McCraw
Event Manager
858-534-6386 amccraw@ucsd.edu
Adam McKinney
Special Projects Manager
858-534-5336 apmckinn@ucsd.edu
Kymberly Epperson
Event Specialist
858-822-6680 kjepperson@ucsd.edu
Michaela Maselli
Events Assistant
858-822-3541 mmaselli@ucsd.edu
Nick Egan
Fiscal Coordinator
858-822-2122 ndegan@ucsd.edu
General Information 858-822-1400
858-534-1407 (fax)

Public Affairs

Kaitlin Chell
Senior Director,
Public Affairs
858-534-0930 kchell@ucsd.edu
Rudy Murillo
Research Planning & State/Local Govt Relations
858-822-1509 rpmurillo@ucsd.edu
Denise Serrano
State and Local Government Relations
858-822-1412 d2serrano@ucsd.edu
Irma Martinez Velasco
Campus & Community Relations
858-534-6862 ivelasco@ucsd.edu
Get in touch about general inquiries.

This form will put you in touch with UCPA staff responsible for general inquiries. For other needs, please see our general contact page.

We do our best to respond to each inquiry within one business day.