Contact Us

Scripps Communications Office

Phone: 858-534-3624


Lauren Fimbres Wood
Director of Strategic Communications
Institutional communications management, strategic communications, media relations, marketing, and multimedia production
858-337-1360 (cell)

Robert Monroe
Associate Director of Strategic Communications and Editor
Key media contact for Scripps ocean and atmospheric sciences, earth science, and Scripps research fleet; science writer for Scripps news and publications; editor of explorations now online publication

Brittany Hook
Assistant Director of Communications
Science writer for Scripps news; key contact for education and internal communications

Karissa Duran
Communications Coordinator
Key contact for public information; writer for Scripps internal news

Hallie Jacobs
Social Media Specialist
Key contact for content across Scripps Oceanography's social media channels

Chris Toombs
Art Director

Key content for branding and design support at Scripps, and managing Scripps visual brand

Jeff Dillon
Web Content Strategist
Key contact for web content for Scripps Institution of Oceanography public web presence

Mailing address

Scripps Communications Office
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, # 0210
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210