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For Journalists

University Communications serves as a resource for journalists. Contact us to connect with a faculty expert, to request an interview with someone on campus, or for information about the university.

James Leonard - Director of News and Social Media

James Leonard

Director of News and Social Media

Office: (209) 228-4408
Mobile: (209) 681-1061
jleonard3@ucmerced.edu

Beats 

Other

  • Media Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • UC Merced Magazine

 

Brenda Ortiz

Senior Writer and Public Information Representative

Office: (209) 228-4203
Mobile: (209) 628-8263
bortiz@ucmerced.edu

Student Affairs

Other

Lorena Anderson

Senior Writer and Public Information Representative

Office: (209) 228-4406
Mobile: (209) 201-6255
landerson4@ucmerced.edu

Research Coverage Areas

Centers and Institutes

Other

 

 

Jason Alvarez

Jason Alvarez

Science and Health Writer

Office: (209) 228-4483
Mobile: (310) 740-6435
jalvarez78@ucmerced.edu

Research Coverage Areas

Institutes/Centers

Other