COVID-19 Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely.

The Communication Building is now open from Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. COMM's main office (211) is open from Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. You can reach the Communication Department Monday-Friday 8am-5pm by email to

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.


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Erika Arredondo
Academic Advisor
Office: Communication 115A

I am an alum of the university from Eller College of Management. I was a transfer student from South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. During my time at the UA I held two work-study positions as a Transfer Student Assistant for the Transfer Student Center and a Transfer Student...
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Elena Chabolla
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Sr.
TEL: (520) 626-8240
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

Elena has worked in a staff capacity at the University of Arizona since April 2012, currently as Senior Program Coordinator in the Department of Communication. Before that she worked in the Department of History as a Graduate Coordinator/Program Coordinator, Sr., spending most of her time on...
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Tina Mendoza
Graduate Program Coordinator
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

Tina Mendoza assists students, faculty and university staff with matters related to graduate students and the Communication graduate program.  She also volunteers on various committees in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.  She earned her BA in Linguistics with Honors at the...
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Kami Merrifield
Online Academic Advisor
TEL: (520)621-1279
FAX: (520)621-5504
Office: Douglass 104B
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Ruth Montes de Oca
Administrative Associate & Building Manager
TEL: (520) 621-2726
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

Ruth assists students, faculty and university staff with general inquires regarding the Communication Department, business office support, office management, event coordination and scheduling. She is a UA Alumni with BAs in Spanish and Linguistics.

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Laura Owen
Senior Academic Advisor
Office: Harvill 311

Laura Owen has over a decade of experience in higher education and secondary education, including a Master's in Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Arizona. She assists the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) in multiple capacities, including serving as the advisor...
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Sarah Simpson
Academic Advisor
Office: Communication 115C

I advise for the Communication Major for students whose last names begin with A-L. I graduated from Arizona State University with my B.A. in Communication. I have been working for the University of Arizona for a little over 6 years. During that time I received my Master in Eduction in Human...
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Kimberley Young
Business Manager, Sr.
TEL: (520) 621-9274
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 109A
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