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.


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Kristen Govoni Appointed Associate Dean of CAHNR Academic Programs, Director of Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

A three-time UConn alum, Govoni brings extensive teaching and research experience to this leadership role

UConn Supports Connecticut’s Greenhouse Industry – An Integral Part of Agriculture

Through research and extension outreach, UConn supports the state's greenhouse industry and its $390 million annual economic impact

Researchers have crafted a series of recommendations for behavioral weight loss interventions to address the unmet needs of Black people with obesity.

COVID-19 and Obesity Disparities for Black Communities

A new study provides recommendations for behavioral weight loss interventions to address the unmet needs of Black people with obesity

UConn Team Impresses in EPA RainWorks Challenge with Eco-Conscious Redesign of Avery Point Campus

The team presented a redesign of the Avery Point campus that uses native plants and green infrastructure features to mitigate the effects of stormwater pollution on the terrestrial and marine ecology of Long Island Sound

CAHNR Commencement Speaker Rep. Jaime Foster Uses Science to Support Policy

Health and nutrition research are the foundation of policy change for alum and state representative, Jaime Foster

Exterior of W.B. Young Building with spring flowers

A Classy Class: CAHNR Celebrates 2022 Grads

From barns to basketball, CAHNR's 2022 graduates share their favorite memories and hopes for their post-UConn lives

Central Park

Olmsted 200 Celebrates Legacy of ‘Father of Landscape Architecture,’ Looks Toward Equitable, Sustainable Future

The recent event honored the visionary landscape architect and Hartford-area native

Male student in dining hall

Eat Local: Raising Awareness of Local Food Sourcing in UConn Dining Halls

UConn senior Matt Chen is using his research experience to highlight UConn’s success in local food procurement

Amanda Bunce, a graduate student in the Department of Natural Resources, inventories trees within the UConn Forest. (Tom Rettig/UConn Photo)

A Windy Workout: Stormwise Prescription Helps Strengthen Trees

Techniques that rely on adaptive silviculture can help trees become more resilient to severe storms

Young Building

CAHNR Celebrates Community with Annual Awards & Honors Event

CAHNR faculty, staff, students, and alums come together to be recognized for their contributions to the College