I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communications and Journalism at Kansas State University. I teach undergraduate courses focused on the use of podcasts and other digital media to communicate environmental sciences to public audiences. As a doctoral student, I supported several other undergraduate courses that include portfolio development, technical writing, news writing, and advertising.
My research focuses on the incorporation of digital technology into informal science education and public engagement, examining the experiences of science communicators, assessing industry-level certificate programs, and exploring how new technology can diversify educational opportunities and knowledge accessibility.
I have several publications on UF Ask IFAS, hosted by UF/IFAS Electronic Data Information Source. I have also presented my research at regional, national, and international conferences.
I communicate information on controversial topics within food, agriculture, and natural resources to general public audiences through my podcast, From Urban to Agriculture.
Jacqueline was born and raised in the California Bay Area-Peninsula. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science with a minor in agribusiness, as well as a Master's degree in agricultural education with an emphasis in public relations, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her passion for public engagement and outreach lead to her continuing her education at the University of Florida where she received her Ph.D. in agricultural education and communication. She is grateful to work in an industry that she's passionate about, and is proud to share examples of her greatest work. Take a moment to check out her portfolio, and get in touch with any questions.
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