Office of Strategic Communications

The Office of Strategic Communications is responsible for promoting Caltech's accomplishments, legacy, and people in the media, online, in Institute publications, and through other strategic channels. We use communications activities to distinguish the Institute and to create, strengthen, and preserve support of Caltech among key Institute audiences in order to achieve the Institute's development goals. The resources of the Strategic Communications team are focused on creating high-leverage content that can be cascaded to multiple audiences across a variety of media platforms across the Institute.


The News team reports breaking news, and the latest information and events in research and campus life and disseminates them across online, print, broadcast, and social media channels.

The Media Relations team serves as a resource for local, national, and international media organizations, promoting news stories to journalists and offering information, expertise, and resources to raise awareness of the Institute's work. Media Relations also manages and coordinates media briefings for news events, including leading the coverage of major earthquakes at the Seismology Lab.

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The Editorial group defines and manages editorial, web, and graphic standards to leverage and strengthen the Institute brand. Editorial partners with Institute teams to develop and execute integrated strategic communications plans that define key audiences, engagement goals, and communication channels and then create content to achieve defined objectives.


The Digital Communications group focuses on using digital technology including websites, social media, video, and graphics as part of a communication program intended to engage, connect, and activate our community. The team oversees Caltech's digital presence and works with organizations across the Institute to help them develop digital communications programs that they can self-manage and grow.