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Arizona State University Media Relations & Strategic Communications works to help tell the stories of ASU and assist journalists by sharing the university's research, faculty expertise, student accomplishments and events. Our goal is to create content for, distribute content to, and manage relationships with internal and external audiences around the globe. We know that your deadlines are important — they also matter to us. 

Office hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Arizona Time, Monday–Friday
Office-hours line: (480) 965-3502 
After-hours line: (480) 727-0772
Our team

Chris Fiscus

Associate Vice President

Jay Thorne

Assistant Vice President

Katie Paquet

Senior Advisor, Strategic Communications

Skip Derra

Director, Science Communications

Veronica Sanchez

Director, Media Relations

Jerry Gonzalez

Assistant Director, Media Relations

Suzanne Wilson

Sr. Media Relations Officer
Beats: College of Integrative Sciences and Arts; Department of English; Hugh Downs School of Human Communication; Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; School of Social Transformation; T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics; School of Politics and Global Studies; School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership; School of Transborder Studies; Global Sport Institute; Center for the Study of Race and Democracy; Project Humanities

Joseph Caspermeyer

Media Relations Manager
Beats: Natural Sciences; Department of Physics; School of Earth and Space Exploration; School of Life Sciences; School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; School of Molecular Sciences; health care and bioscience research

Nikai Salcido

Media Relations Officer
Beats: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions; School of Social Work; School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; School of Public Affairs; Morrison Institute of Public Policy; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation; Provost Office; Admissions; Enrollment; Financial Aid; Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; ASU Art Museum; Biomimicry Center

Theresa Grant

Sr. Media Relations Officer
Beats: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Adam Wolfe

Police Information Officer
Beats: ASU Police Department

Jimena Garrison

Media Relations Officer
Beats: Devils in the Details; Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law; W. P. Carey School of Business; Enterprise Technology

Steve Filmer

Media Relations Manager
Beats: The Biodesign Institute; The Institute of Human Origins; School of Human Evolution and Social Change; School of Earth and Space Exploration; Global Futures Laboratory; Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Annie DeGraw

Strategic Communications Manager
Beats: Newsletters (Veterans, Mesa, DC, Los Angeles); Devils in the Details; Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance; ASU Partnerships

Gaby Kemp

Sr. Media Relations Officer
Beats: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation; College of Health Solutions; ASU Prep/ASU Digital; Educational Outreach and Student Services; Spanish-language media

David Rozul

Media Relations Officer
Beats: Sustainability; Global Futures Laboratory; School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning; Department of Psychology

Gary Werner

Senior Media Relations Officer
Beats: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering