Strategic Planning and Government Relations

 
The Scripps Strategic Planning and Government Relations team works with key constituents at the local, state and federal levels to:  
 
  • Identify and secure funding opportunities to advance Scripps research priorities while protecting the Institution from negative fiscal impacts. 
  • Favorably resolve state and federal regulatory issues that impact Scripps.
  • Inform elected officials, agency representatives, congressional committees, and staff about Scripps priorities and projects.
  • Raise the profile of Scripps, its research and personnel with important legislative branch, executive agency and community representatives.
  • Internally, continue to execute a thoughtful, coordinated program within Scripps to maximize the effectiveness of outreach activities to decision makers and influential stakeholders at all levels.
 
Contact Us:
Kathleen Ritzman
Assistant Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210
Phone: (858) 534-4849 
Fax: (858) 822-0690
kritzman@ucsd.edu
 
Rudy Murillo
Director of State Government Relations, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210
Phone: (858) 822-4034
Fax: (858) 453-0167
rpmurillo@ucsd.edu
 
Carolyn Keen
Principal Analyst, Research Planning & Government Relations, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210
Phone: (858) 822-3370 
Fax: (858) 453-0167
cskeen@ucsd.edu
 
Trisha Tacke
Legislative Analyst, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210
Phone: (858) 534-5591 
Fax: (858) 453-0167
ttacke@ucsd.edu