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Media Information

The diverse and talented faculty of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles are experts in many subjects, including the advancement of women, education, wellness, healthcare policy, nursing, business, biology, social justice, religious studies, political science and more.

Reporters and editors who need assistance working with Mount faculty or need more information about the University can contact any member of the Communications and Marketing team listed below.

Photographers who want access to one of the college's two campuses (Chalon in the hills above Brentwood or Doheny near downtown LA) should also contact department staff in advance to make arrangements.

Staff Contacts

Debbie Ream
Director, Communications and Marketing
Phone: 213.477.2505                                                                                                           
Cell: 310.709.1898
Email: dream@msmu.edu

Debbie Ream joined Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2009. She previously served as director of public affairs for the Los Angeles Times. She also held positions with the Times Mirror Company as vice president for the Times Mirror Foundation and corporate affairs manager. Earlier in her career, Ream held positions as public information officer for the city of Victorville and Sedgwick County, and as a reporter and editor for weekly newspapers in Arizona. Ream earned her bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from Western Washington University.

Pia Abelgas Orense
Assistant Director, Communications and Marketing
Phone: 213.477.2504
Cell: 310.219.6846
Email: porense@msmu.edu

Pia Orense joined the public relations department of Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2011. She was previously the custom publications editor of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, where she edited the group’s weekly newspapers and bimonthly Rose Magazine and managed the production of special sections. She has served as a  community news reporter, copy editor and page designer. She majored in communications, with an emphasis on print journalism, at Pasadena City College and Cal State Fullerton.

Phillip Jordan
Manager, Communications and Marketing
Phone: 213.477.2506
Cell: 310.709.0962
Email: pjordan@msmu.edu

Phillip Jordan joined Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2012. He previously worked as a writer/editor with Habitat for Humanity International and served as assistant editor of Habitat World magazine. Jordan began his career writing for newspapers and magazines, and became the managing editor of the Birmingham Weekly in Alabama. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communication from Samford University.

Communications and Marketing Fax: 213.477.2763