Candace Smith

Candace Smith

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Strategic Media Relations
Strategic Relations and Communications
Candace Smith serves as the assistant vice chancellor of Strategic Media Relations. She has more than 25 years of experience in communications—specifically in higher education, public transportation and journalism. Candace handles all issues pertaining to the chancellor, crisis communications, media partnerships and major campus announcements.
Dave Curtin

Dave Curtin

Speechwriter
Strategic Relations and Communications
Dave Curtin is a CU Boulder alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He supports the executive communications of the Chancellor.
Ryan Huff

Ryan Huff

Chief Spokesperson
Strategic Relations and Communications
Ryan Huff has worked at CU Boulder since 2011 and currently serves as the chief spokesperson. Ryan has been in the communications field for more than 15 years as a newspaper reporter and public information officer. Ryan serves on the Board of Directors for the Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Trent Knoss

Trent Knoss

Senior Science Editor & Beat Contact
Strategic Relations and Communications
Trent Knoss is a science writer and beat contact at CU Boulder covering ecology, environmental science, technology, chemistry and engineering. Prior to joining CU, he worked for an outdoor lifestyle magazine and a non-fiction book publisher.
Sam Linnerooth

Sam Linnerooth

Media Relations Associate
Strategic Relations and Communications
Sam Linnerooth serves as media relations associate at CU Boulder, specializing in real-time media tracking and analysis. He has prior experience in the sports industry, where he supported crisis communication efforts by monitoring emerging traditional and social media coverage. He can be contacted about stories related to the arts and humanities.
Lisa Marshall

Lisa Marshall

Science Writer & Beat Contact
Strategic Relations and Communications
Lisa Marshall has been writing about health, medical science and the social sciences for more than two decades for newspapers, magazines and university publications. She can be contacted about stories related to health, biomedical research, neuroscience and psychology and political science.
Dirk Martin

Dirk Martin

Broadcast Media Coordinator
Strategic Relations and Communications
Dirk Martin is a CU Boulder alumnus and second-generation Coloradan. He has 40 years of experience in the broadcast world—from behind the scenes as writer, editor and producer for radio, TV, film and commercials to being in front of the camera as a reporter and anchor.
Deborah Méndez Wilson

Deborah Méndez Wilson

Deputy Spokesperson
Strategic Relations and Communications
Deborah Méndez Wilson is a CU Boulder alumna, fifth-generation Coloradan, and a former journalist who reported for the Associated Press and other media outlets. She has also worked in health care, mobile technology, state government and public transportation. Subject areas: diversity, immigration, international education, enrollment, admissions, financial aid, student government, public health, housing and dining and student affairs.
Julie Poppen

Julie Poppen

News Director
Strategic Relations and Communications
Julie Poppen directs the research media team at CU Boulder. She is a longtime Colorado daily newspaper journalist turned higher ed communications professional who thrives on sharing high impact research stories and leveraging top-notch faculty expertise. Her beat areas are advancement, alumni, Research & Innovation, Graduate School and Continuing Education.
Scott Pribble

Scott Pribble

University Police Public Information Officer
Strategic Relations and Communications
Scott Pribble works as the public information officer for the CU Boulder Police Department, handling issues related to police, parking and transportation, and environmental health and safety. He has a long history in emergency services working for a fire department, but is very proud to now represent law enforcement. He has worked as a public information officer for wildfires, the 2013 floods and the Gold King Mine Release.
Andrew Sorensen

Andrew Sorensen

Media Relations Manager
Strategic Relations and Communications
Media Relations Manager Andrew Sorensen oversees media distribution and monitoring for the campus and serves as the main media contact on stories pertaining to business, economics, law, education, and outeach and engagement. He is a #ForeverBuff, having graduated with a degree in journalism. He worked in TV news prior to joining CU Boulder in November 2017.
Daniel Strain

Daniel Strain

Science Writer & Beat Contact
Strategic Relations and Communications
Daniel Strain is a science writer who has covered everything from collapsing Arctic coastlines to the physics of wine swirling. He can be reached about stories in space science, physics, engineering, geology and anthropology.