Media Contacts

Media Contacts

Overview

Newsroom Contact Information

Karen Doron, Communications Director
Amy Norris, Media Relations Manager
Ricardo Duran, Information Officer
Vanessa Garcia, Information Officer
Thomas Lawrence, Information Officer

  • Phone: 916-414-1440
  • Email: Newsroom@CalSTRS.com
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Profile

Vanessa Garcia
Information Officer

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Vanessa Garcia joined CalSTRS in October 2017 and works in the Newsroom as a public information officer. Prior to working in the Newsroom, Vanessa worked in CalSTRS’ Governmental Relations unit as a legislative advocate. Vanessa’s experience includes work as an analyst at the Department of Finance and State Treasurer’s Office and as an Executive Fellow in the Capital Fellows Program.

Phone: 916-414-1440
M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT
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Thomas Lawrence
Information Officer

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Thomas Lawrence joined CalSTRS in August 2019 as a media relations specialist. Thomas arrived at CalSTRS after two years as a public information officer with Caltrans. Prior to Caltrans, Thomas spent six years as a sports reporter for daily newspapers in Redding and Stockton. He is a 2011 graduate of Chico State University.

Thomas enjoys spending time and hiking with his wife and their dog and playing basketball. 

Phone: 916-414-1440
M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT
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Karen Doron
Communications Director

Karen Doron joined California State Teachers’ Retirement System as the Communications Director in 2019. Doron has more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, marketing and public relations. She most recently served as Public Relations Program Manager for Golden 1 Credit Union. She also worked as a communication and media officer for the County of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Airport System.

Phone: 916-414-1440
M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT