Claudia Bustamante

Communications Manager
Phone: (424) 625-8468
Office: 4335 Public Affairs Building, UCLA


Claudia is the communications manager for the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, where she promotes the institute’s research, expertise and accomplishments through original content, media outreach, website and social media management, publication dissemination, and community engagement. She also serves as managing editor for Transfers Magazine, a biannual research publication of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center.

Claudia brings extensive experience running communications programs for other university-based research centers, including most recently the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access, and UC/ACCORD, an all-UC campus research consortium. Claudia has also worked as a development officer for a Hollywood-based community mental health agency and a newspaper reporter in the Inland Empire. Claudia received a master’s in journalism from USC and a bachelor’s in communications and classics from UCLA.