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

Flowers spring up around a pile of coal. (iStock Photo)

Ask UConn Extension: Getting an Early Start on Spring Gardens

Experts from UConn Extension's Master Gardener team share words of wisdom to enhance your green thumb

Panel discussion on Health Care careers

Pathway in Health Sciences Connects UConn Students with Industry

Industry, students, and alums came together to discuss myriad career opportunities in health care

Students from all CAHNR departments presented their research. (James Shiang/UConn Photo)

CAHNR Graduate Research Forum Spotlights Innovative Work, Real-World Impact

Organized by CAHNR's Office of Research, the event provides graduate students from across the College with an opportunity to showcase their work.

Jerold “Jerry” Mande ’78 (CAHNR) next to a Success Nutrition Facts label based on the FDA Nutrition Facts label Mande helped design. (Jason Sheldon/UConn Photo)

CAHNR Commencement Speaker Jerry Mande’s Lifelong Commitment to American Health

One of the minds behind the iconic Nutrition Facts label, Jerry Mande encourages CAHNR graduates to use their talents to do big things that "make the world, your country, and your community a better place.”

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A Lifetime of 4-H Archery Programs through UConn 4-H

Walter and Nancy Squier have shared their love of archery and community service with thousands of Connecticut youth through UConn 4-H

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