Kukla Vera

Director, External Affairs, USC Schaeffer Center

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Kukla Vera is director of external affairs at the USC Schaeffer Center, where she leads a team of communications, events and development staff to promote the center's research to policymakers, media, academia and the public. She is responsible for the development and implementation of an overall communications strategy that ensures optimal dissemination of the center’s research to pivotal audience groups using diverse media platforms.

Prior to joining the Schaeffer Center, Vera served as senior director of communications at the USC School of Pharmacy for 10 years. She is a seasoned communications professional with an extensive background in public relations and marketing, having led a range of projects including co-producing a health series for NBC's Today show, producing multiple press kits for ABC and Fox, and directing national consumer health campaigns meeting the objectives of both corporate and nonprofit sponsors.

She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, with a BA in English and communications (double major).

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