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Welcome to our USD Media Relations website.

Watch the video introduction to the Media Relations team here at USD for an overview of the resources we offer to reporters and the campus community.

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Contact USD Media Relations

For all media inquiries or to arrange an interview with an appropriate expert, please contact

Lissette Martinez
Senior Director, Media Relations
(619) 260-4659


Elena Gomez
Elena Gomez
Associate Director, Media Relations
(619) 260-2739


Daniel Telles
Daniel Telles
Assistant Director, Media Relations
(619) 260-7862


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What We Do

The Media Relations team is dedicated to connecting the University of San Diego with the wider community through the media.

An active media presence is vital for shining a spotlight on the distinctive work being done at the University of San Diego. To that end, the Media Relations team serves as the designated liaison between the university and the media. Our team publicizes and handles media relations for major university announcements and events and helps connect faculty experts with print, broadcast and web media.

Resources for media: Resources for faculty and staff:
Browse USD faculty experts   Browse USD appearances in the news  
Browse press releases   Browse media relations best practices  
Browse the media kit   Watch Meet the Journalist videos  
Get permission to film   Browse interview tips  

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