About Us

We are committed to offering you the training you need to launch your journalism career.

How do we do it? We maintain close relationships with communications professionals and employers, research industry trends and keep our finger on the pulse of our students’ needs. All that adds up to the most relevant, valuable classes taught by experts in their fields.

Our Staff

We are committed to helping you identify your professional goals and advising you about your academic plans.

Together, we have first-hand experience in multimedia careers and the nonprofit sector. We are passionate about the importance and rewarding nature of careers in these exciting professions and about helping you achieve your professional goals.

Contact us by phone or email with your questions about our programs.

David Goldman, PhD, Program Director

Humanities and Social Sciences, Journalism, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, and Legal Interpretation and Translation

Krista Loretto, MS, Program Manager

Humanities and Social Sciences, Journalism, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, and Legal Interpretation and Translation

April Enriquez, BA, Program Representative/Certificate Adviser

Journalism, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management and Social Sciences

Jennifer Polutan, MA, Program Representative/Certificate Adviser

Humanities and Legal Interpretation & Translation

Our Instructors

We hire only the best of the best as instructors for our courses. As a UCLA Extension student, you learn from veterans and pioneers in their fields.

Our instructors have won Pulitzer Prizes, James Beard awards, and literally raised millions of dollars for hospitals, universities and other nonprofits. Just as important, they share a love of teaching and mentoring a next generation of professionals and have amazing professional stories to share.

Advisory Board

Our advisory board serves as our own private think tank. With decades of professional experience, members have keep their fingers on the pulse of their respective industries, as well as the needs of students. They challenge us to continually innovate our programming to best serve students and help us design comprehensive and timely curriculum that allow you to transition from the classroom to the workplace.