Sharing the SDSU Story

Our Team

At Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, we tell the story of how SDSU is transcending borders and transforming lives. This narrative is curated by a dynamic team of communication strategists, media specialists, writers, editors, designers, photographers, web developers, video producers and social media strategists.

Meet the Team

La Monica Everett-Haynes
Associate Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
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619-594-0232

Venelda Todd
Administrative Support Coordinator
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619-594-5204

General Inquiries 
619-594-5204
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Media Relations

Cory Marshall
Director of Media Relations
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619-594-0279

Lainie Fraser
Senior Media Relations Officer
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619-594-1031

Susanne Clara Bard
Science/Research Writer and Media Relations Officer
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619-594-0389

Digital Communications, DigiTeam

Krista Nielsen
Senior Director of Digital Communications & Analytics
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619-594-2675

Chad Teichman
Assistant Director of Digital Communications
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619-594-6907

Jillian Anderson
Communications and Digital Services Specialist
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619-594-3952

Jessalyn Michaels
Digital Communications Analyst
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619-594-2055

Andrea Burnett
Communications & Digital Services Assistant
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619-594-3907

Government and Community Relations

Rachel Gregg
Director, Government & Community Relations
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619-594-2078

Web Development

Jeff Ernst
Director, Web Development & Graphic Design Services
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619-594-2329

Editorial, SDSU Magazine

Mario Sevilla
Managing Editor and Content Strategist
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619-594-2646

Jeff Ristine
Deputy Editor and Communications Specialist
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619-594-0919

Marketing and Digital Media, Graphic Design

Megan Newton
Director of Marketing and Digital Media
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619-594-1119

Melissa Porter
Social Media Strategist
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619-594-2225

Scott Hargrove
Media Production Specialist
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619-594-0916

Lori Padelford
Senior Graphic Designer
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619-594-2587

John Signer
Graphic Designer
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619-594-2589