Office of Communications

The Office of Communications handles a variety of roles for the law school, including news media inquiries, public relations, and marketing.

Please contact the Office of Communications for the following:

    Media relations • External and internal communications • Event publicity and calendars • Websites • Social media • Brochures and other print publications • Photo requests • Direct mail • Newsletters • Advertising • Electronic displays • Bulletin boards • Signage • Videotaping • Branding and graphic identity standards

    Communications Staff

  • Colleen Taricani

    Assistant Dean for Communications
    ctaricani@law.uci.edu
    (949) 824-3063

    Colleen Taricani is responsible for strategic communications, media relations and public relations for University of California, Irvine School of Law. Prior to joining UC Irvine School of Law, Taricani was a media relations and communications manager for Latham & Watkins, a global law firm. In that capacity, she directed the firm’s worldwide media relations and strategic communications to develop and implement brand identity. Taricani also worked as a journalist producing financial news television shows for CNBC and CNN in New York. Taricani practiced law in Orange County and received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

  • Jillian Henry

    Events Manager
    jhenry@law.uci.edu
    (949) 824-0941

    Jillian joined UCI Law in December 2017 after working as a Special Events Coordinator for UCI’s Special Events & Protocol division. She previously held event related roles at Paramount Pictures as well as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jillian received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Radio-TV-Film from Cal State Fullerton.

  • Anna Iliff

    Digital Content Specialist
    ailiff@law.uci.edu
    (949) 824-0580

    Anna joined UCI Law in November 2017 after serving as the internal and executive communications officer for UCI's Office of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs. She previously was a reporter for the Los Angeles Register and the Orange County Register where she covered higher education and city news. Anna received her bachelor's degree in literary journalism from UCI.

  • Mojgan Sherkat

    Media Relations Specialist
    msherkat@law.uci.edu 
    (949) 824-7937

    Mojgan joined UCI Law in September 2019 after spending two years in London working for various organizations while pursuing a second Master’s degree in International Communications and Development. Prior to that, she served as a Senior Public Information Officer at UC Riverside, and was a TV news reporter for CBS in Sacramento and a multi-media journalist in Toledo, Ohio. Additionally, Mojgan received her Master’s in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University, and her BA in Communication Studies.