Director, Office of Communications

Jessica McBride, PhD

Dr. Jessica McBride is the Director of the Office of Communications at UConn's College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. She is responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies to highlight the College's unique research strengths, outstanding academic offerings, and extensive community impact. An alum, Jessica earned her Ph.D. from UConn in 2017.

Author Archive

Milton Levin flying his drone on Horsebarn Hill.

UConn Magazine: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Lectures

Meet the scientist behind those gorgeous shots of Horsebarn Hill you've seen on Instagram

Student and instructor in the forest

Teens and Adults Working Together to Help Conservation Efforts in Connecticut Communities

A unique program is giving intergenerational teams the opportunity to have an impact on their communities through environmental action


Changes to Coastal Wetlands Could Be Altering Carbon Capture Capacity

This research will help scientists better manage this critical natural resource on a molecular level

Smiling woman near sheep

Investigating the Links Between Maternal Nutrition and Offspring Health

Animal scientist Kristen Govoni wins $25,000 from the OVPR Research Excellence Program (REP) to explore how maternal over-nutrition affects offspring liver function

Encouraging Healthy Eating for Older Adults in West Hartford

The Fresh Start Program teaches participants about seasonal produce so they can identify fresh and low-cost fruits and vegetables for year-round healthy eating

Flowering cannabis in greenhouse

A Tiny Part of Cannabis Biology Has a Big Impact

Gerald "Gerry" Berkowitz's study on the molecular and genetic mechanisms of trichomes in cannabis is an important first step to unlocking the promise of the plant

A magnolia tree blossoming outside the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, where a new program for Native students will be launched.

New CAHNR Program Provides Scholarships, Support for Native Students

A new initiative provides Native students with financial, cultural, and academic support to make college more accessible

Headshot of smiling female student

My CAHNR Experience: Lydia McGrath, Growing by Stepping into the Unknown

From speaking up in class, to working in an active research lab, Lydia McGrath sought out opportunities to push herself to new heights

Tree-lined street in New Haven

UConn Joins State Initiative to Support Urban Forestry Grant Program

The collaboration between state agencies and UConn researchers will promote equity and resilience in Connecticut’s urban forests

Irrigation in agricultural field

Nutritional Sciences Researcher Developing Novel Water Filtration Device

The new research will create biopolymer beads to clean wastewater for safer agricultural irrigation