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

Alexandra Blas (right) mentors high school students through Natural Resources Conservation Academy's (NRCA) Difference Maker Mentors. (Contributed Photo)

CAHNR Senior Supports Community Environmental Projects Through Mentorship

Participating in the Difference Makers Mentor Program allowed senior Alexandra Blas to learn about environmentalism and her love of near-peer mentoring

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CAHNR’s Class of 2024

Students from across CAHNR share memories from their time at UConn and their plans for the future

Osman Dar speaks to audience at One Health conference

CAHNR One Health Initiatives Addressing Human, Animal, and Environmental Issues

From a unique, university-wide conference to new curricula and innovative research, CAHNR is leading efforts in One Health approaches at UConn

WB Young Building

New UConn Extension Publication Website Shares Answers Connecticut Residents Can Trust

“It’s hard to know if some of the information that can be found online should be trusted. We want to help people quickly access answers that are proven to be successful for Connecticut.” 

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Advancing Approaches to Physical Therapy

From early mobilization to using neuroscience for physical rehabilitation, Daniele Piscitelli is helping patients and the field of physical therapy move forward

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CAHNR Celebrates Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Community Engagement

Members of the CAHNR community came together March 27, 2024 to recognize the contributions of distinguished alumni, faculty, students, staff, and supporters.

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Vertical Studio Model Fosters Collaboration between Landscape Architecture Students

'The value of incorporating the vertical studio is that constant reminder to students that what they’ve learned in the previous class isn’t forgotten, it’s added'

Laborer in a simulated work experiment

Heat Mitigation Improves Worker Safety and the Bottom Line

Climate change is a major factor in laborer safety. A new study from UConn's Korey Stringer Institute shows how heat mitigation can help keep workers safe and productive

Cristina Connolly and Alyssa McDonnell.

Sunday Sales Did Not Harm nor Help Liquor, Grocery Stores in CT

A new study finds fear over Sunday liquor sales from Connecticut package stores was unfounded

A truck spreads grit and salt on the highway. (Getty Images)

Winter Worries: Road Salts and Private Wells

UConn Extension programs are addressing use of road salts in Connecticut communities and helping keep residential drinking water safe