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Welcome to the Salk Institute’s Office of External Relations. We are dedicated to fostering impactful connections and collaborations that support our mission of scientific discovery. Please feel free to reach out to us with any inquiries, ideas, or partnerships that can help advance our groundbreaking research.

Bryan Robinson

Vice President, External Relations

Bryan leads the Institute’s External Relations, which comprises the following teams: Development, Stewardship, Faculty Relations, Foundation Relations, and Communications.

Carla Waiz

Executive Assistant


Dan Otto

Dan Otto

Senior Director, Development

Dan leads the overall philanthropic strategy for the Salk Institute including transformational giving, planned giving, and corporate giving.


Mike O'Malley

Michael O’Malley

Senior Director, Stewardship

Mike manages stewardship events and oversees donor reports and proposals.

Faculty Relations

Jessica Indrigo

Jessica Indrigo

Senior Director, Faculty Relations

Jessica partners with faculty to coordinate philanthropy, communications, and community engagement strategies that advance Salk science.

Foundation Relations

Samantha Galaz

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Samantha manages grant submissions to private and corporate foundations that support Salk’s science and Education Outreach programs.


Heather Buschman

Heather Buschman

Senior Director, Communications

Heather leads Salk’s award-winning communication team, which tells the many important stories of Salk science.


Liz Hincks

Liz Hincks

Senior Director, Graphic and Digital Communications

Liz advances the Institute’s digital communications strategy and directs the design and production of all print and electronic materials.

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