What We Do

The BioSci Marketing and Communications Team is a strategic and creative group focused on building awareness of the School of Biological Sciences. We partner with school leadership, faculty and other School members to craft the right solutions for any marketing or communications objective. Our team brings a solid understanding the UCI brand that can help departments meet key strategic goals, tell a compelling story, or engage audiences in new and creative ways.

Send Us Your Story!

Press Releases
and News Features

Branding, Logos and Graphic Design

Photography and Videography

Website Design
and Support

Digital and Content Marketing

Event Management
and Logistics

Meet the Team

To launch a large marketing and communication projects, please contact Shannon Ingram. For general requests, please find the appropriate team member below.

  • Shannon Ingram

    Marketing and Communications Director
    Marketing & Communications
    Contact for:Strategic Communications, Marketing Plan, Large Projects.
  • Regina Castleman

    Marketing and Communications Manager
    Marketing & Communications
    Contact for:Digital Marketing and Strategy, New Website Requests, Large Digital Projects
  • Ethan Perez

    Principal Communications Officer
    Marketing & Communications
    Contact for:Press Releases, Internal and External Communications, News Features
  • Lauren Morales

    Marketing and Events Coordinator
    Marketing & Communications
    Contact for:Events, Swag Items, Catering Liaison, Videography
  • UCI School of Biological Sciences Logo

    Naveen Sami

    Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator
    Marketing & Communications
    Contact for:Website Support, Social Media, General Digital Requests



Brand Guidelines

UCI Typography and preferred font for marketing materials.

UCI Color Palette*

Note: UCI BioSci primarily uses the darker blue (#1b3d6d) and gold (#ffd200) combination in most marketing prints. If you need help with your brand guidelines, please contact Sami Brown at samantjb@uci.edu.

Email Marketing


ZotMail is a web-based messaging system used to transmit authorized official business messages to selected groups of employees, students, and affiliates at UCI.  Read Rules Here: Zotmail Rules

If you need to send an announcement to all campus, please contact Sami Brown at samantjb@uci.edu. Note: Approval of UCI BioSci Dean’s Office may be needed prior to sending the announcement.

Accessibility for Email Marketing PDF

Social Media

UCI BioSci can be found on the following social media channels:

Please use #UCIBioSci when posting about the school.

UCI Social Media Guidelines

UCI Hashtags

UCI Official Social Media Accounts

Website Design and Support

Please contact Naveen Sami at nasami@uci.edu for general website support. If you are planning to launch a new website, please contact rcastlem@uci.edu.

Request a new WordPress UCI Site here. This service is offered through OIT to faculty, staff and students.


Submit a Story or News Feature

Do you have news you’d like to share? We want to hear about it.

By standardizing information intake with this form, the MarComm team can more efficiently and effectively serve the communication needs of BioSci.

Send Us Your Story!

Photography and Video Production

Please contact Sami Brown for image support. If you need a new headshot, please email or fill out the form here.

For campuswide images, you can search Widencollective here.

Approved List of Photographers for UCI

UCI Strategic Communications & Public Affairs

  • Contact: Steve Zylius
  • Email: szylius@uci.edu
  • Phone: 949-824-2751
  • Address: 120 Theory, Suite 100
  • City/State: Irvine, CA 92697-5615
  • Notes: In-house photographer and videographer. Contact first.

Carlos Puma Photography

Christopher Todd Studios Inc.

  • Contact: Christopher Todd
  • Email: chris@christophertoddstudios.com
  • Phone: 949-771-9600
  • Address: 211 E. Columbine Ave. Ste. D
  • City/State: Santa Ana, CA 92707

Laurel Hungerford Photography

Midnight Hour Studios

  • Contact: Nathan Carter
  • Email: team@midnighthourstudios.com
  • Phone: 903-445-5651
  • City/State: Los Angeles, CA
  • Notes: Photography, videography and motion graphics.

MK Photography

  • Contact: Michelle Kim
  • Email: michkimphoto@gmail.com
  • Phone: 562-999-4767
  • Notes: Former UCI staff photographer.
Approved Video Production for UCI

UCI Strategic Communications & Public Affairs

  • Contact: Steve Zylius
  • Email: szylius@uci.edu
  • Phone: 949-824-2751
  • Address: 120 Theory, Suite 100
  • City/State: Irvine, CA 92697-5615
  • Notes: Contact first

UCI Media Services

  • Contact: Iain Grainger
  • Email: grainger@uci.edu
  • Phone: 949-824-7331
  • Address: 3000 Anteater Instruction & Research Building
  • City/State: Irvine, CA
  • Notes: Internal

Column Five

  • Contact: Geoff Martinez
  • Email: gmartinez@columnfivemedia.com
  • Phone: 949-370-3869
  • Address: 5151 California Street, Suite 230
  • City/State: Irvine, CA
  • Notes: Live action and animated video production including: documentary style video, motion graphics and explainer videos.

Midnight Hour Studios

  • Contact: Heather Humpleman
  • Email: heather@midnighthourstudios.com
  • Phone: 949-422-2475
  • City/State: Marina del Rey, CA
  • Notes: Video production (interviews, b-roll, and scene work), and motion graphics, including CARE office and School of Nursing.


  • Contact: Curt Fleming
  • Email: info@meritandrewfilms.com
  • Phone: 949-752-8500
  • Address: 19762 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 150
  • City/State: Irvine, CA
  • Notes: Expensive, but has produced great videos for campus, including ICS and UA.

Vox Pop

  • Contact: Ken Dooley
  • Email: info@voxpopfilms.tv
  • Phone: 323-201-2681
  • Address: 453 S. Spring Street #1012
  • City/State: Los Angeles, CA
  • Notes: Expensive, but has produced great videos for campus, including Commencement 2014


For general events questions, please contact Lauren Morales at lnmorale@uci.edu. For large event requests or questions, please contact Shannon Ingram at ingrams@uci.edu.

Authorized Catering 

Digital Events Accessibility

UCI Campus Events Calendar