Julie is the Extension News Strategist at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Julie and her husband and live in Jefferson City, Mo. and have three children, a baby granddaughter and two kitties.
Greetings, fellow ACE members! I fill my days as the media and communications coordinator at the Langston University Sherman Lewis School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. No two days are ever the same. I bet you can relate! I enjoy my work and being productive while servicing research, academics and Extension. I’m an ACE newbie, and I just recently joined this past summer with the institutional membership. I’m excited to share this membership with others joining my LU SL/SAAS Communications team soon.
Hi there! My name is Hope Miller, and I am the communications specialist for the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) dean for research. December will mark both a year in my position and as an ACE member. My passion for community-based science communication stems from my master’s research exploring peer-to-peer learning and communication theory.
My name is Jens-Kristian Kiel, and I joined ACE this August. In a career spanning three decades and counting, I've shaped the world of advertising, marketing and information technology on two continents with my contributions. Like Steve Jobs said, my goal is "to put a dent in the world." In Europe, I helped brand two world-leading trade shows and served companies like the ThyssenKrupp AG, Swiss Ruck Insurance and many more. In the United States, I implemented global and national brands in local markets, created train-the-trainer programs and single-handedly raised the revenue of an independent elevator company by 80% in only 18 months. I decided to give back to my adopted home state and joined West Virginia State University as the freshly minted director of agricultural research and Extension communications to create value instead of revenue. I follow in the footsteps of esteemed ACE members Matt Browning and Stacy Herrick.
Erin is the Director of Extension Publishing at the University of Idaho, and also a 2013 graduate of that institution!
Jenn is the Communications Manager at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension. The photo above is a selfie taken at Castner Ice Glacier, near Delta Junction Alaska. The ice cave is behind her. You can explore it on your own (or add it to your bucket list); learn more here: https://www.ordinary-adventures.com/2022/03/castner-glacier-and-castner-ice-caves-alaska/