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Detailed beat list for Media Relations staff

Media Relations is staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main number is (510) 642-3734. In case of an after-hours emergency, the UC Berkeley Police Department at (510) 642-6760 will help you locate one of us.

Below is contact information for the Media Relations staff. It includes a detailed list of the topics and/or departments on each staff member's "beat."

For breaking news and issues involving campus administration, community affairs, labor, protests, public records requests and UC police, please contact the Strategic Communications team in the Office of Public Affairs.

Roqua Montez, Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations, (510) 642-3591
General inquiries from campus community, media.

Roxanne Makasdjian, manager of broadcast communications, (510) 642-6051
Facilitates video and radio broadcast requests, produces and provides video footage for use in broadcast news stories.

Robert Sanders, manager of science communications, (510) 643-6998
Animal research, astronomy, biology, chemistry, energy, evolution, genetics, geology/earthquakes, mathematics, paleontology, physics.

Yasmin Anwar, media relations representative, (510) 643-7944
Student life, demography, ethnic studies, international and area studies, philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, social welfare, sociology, women's studies.

Kathleen Maclay, media relations representative, (510) 643-5651
Anthropology, the arts, business and economics, city planning and architecture, education, history, information and management, journalism school, languages, libraries, Mark Twain archive, politics and public policy.

Sarah Yang, media relations representative, (510) 643-7741
Agriculture, computer science, engineering, health, law, nanotechnology, nutrition, optometry, transportation.