Our Team

The George Washington University’s Office of Media Relations is the primary source for sharing news at the university for both the media and the GW community alike. Our job is to help tell the thousands of potential GW stories in the most accurate, as well as most up-to-date and compelling, manner as possible.

Our office is responsible for the central university administration and many of our schools and colleges. In need of help with a media inquiry? Contact us:

Our main office phone and email is not a black hole. Your email to our general account goes to the entire media team. This is the best way to contact us if you are unsure of where to turn for help. When we receive it, the most appropriate member of our team will respond. Additionally, the general email account is monitored nights and weekends by our on-call team.

Meet the Team

Joshua Grossman

Executive Director of Media Relations

  • Administrative units

  • Corcoran School of the Arts & Design

  • Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Kathy Fackelmann

Director of Media Relations

  • Milken Institute School of Public Health

Julia Metjian

Assistant Director of Media Relations

  • Administrative Units
  • Safety and Security: GW Police Department, Emergency Management
  • Liaison to GW Hatchet

Rachel Larris

Senior Media Relations Specialist

  • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • GW Law

Cate Douglass

Media Relations Specialist

  • Program on Extremism
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science

Lesley Swiger

Media Relations Specialist

  • GW Medical Faculty Associates
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Danny Parra

Media Relations Specialist

  • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Graduate School of Political Management
  • School of Media and Public Affairs
  • Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration




For media assistance for stories that involve GW Athletics or the GW Hospital/Medical Faculty Associates, contact the following:

GW Athletics
Brian Sereno, [email protected]

GW Hospital
[email protected]

GW Medical Faculty Associates
Anne Banner, [email protected]




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