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The Office of University Communications, based in Storrs, is the hub for news about research, programs and activities throughout the university system. As liaisons to the media, we bring visibility to the critical work spearheaded by faculty and students in labs, lecture halls, and in communities around the world. Consult the following directory for all media relations questions. And, share your story.

Kristen Cole

Director of News & Editorial Communications

Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu

Editor of UConn Today

Lisa Stiepock

Editor of UConn Magazine

Julie Bartucca

Editor of UConn Health Journal

Colin Poitras

Editorial Associate


Cybersecurity and advanced information systems, material science, additive manufacturing, pharmaceutical and chemical advances, exercise science, education research

Kenneth Best

Editorial Associate


Languages, literature, history, communications, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts, political science

Kim Krieger

Research Writer


Personalized medicine, genomics, genetics, STEM cells, biomedical engineering, molecular cell biology, neuroscience, clean energy, fuel cells and electrical engineering and business

Lauren Woods

Health Information Officer

Carolyn Pennington

Assistant Director of Multimedia Services

Peter Morenus


Sean Flynn


Steven Criss

Production Associate

Emily Aasand

Social and Emerging Media Manager

Bret Eckhardt

Multimedia Manager

Angelina Reyes

Multimedia Specialist

Elizabeth Caron

Multimedia Specialist