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Faculty Focus

Maru Gonzalez

May 21, 2024

Maru Gonzalez

Maru Gonzalez is the assistant professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State. 

Oct 18, 2023

Nurturing Global Perspectives in Agricultural Education

Amber Beseli, an adjunct professor in AHS, has always had a passion for teaching and education but her journey has taken her internationally. 

Sep 15, 2023

Shaping Futures and Building Leadership in Agriculture

Rhonda Sutton's multifaceted career journey, from a mental health counselor to a leader in agricultural leadership, highlights the importance of transferable skills and a commitment to professional growth. 

Autumn Guin teaching a class.

Aug 24, 2023

A Dedication to Youth, Families, and Communities: Meet Autumn Cano-Guin

Autumn Cano-Guin's strong dedication to underserved youth, families, and communities has propelled her towards remarkable achievements in her career. Learn more about her journey. 

Jul 28, 2023

Empowering Families and Communities Through Family Science

Transforming Lives through Family Science: Sudha Sankar's Journey from Combating Violence to Empowering Communities and Students. 

May 30, 2023

“Start Em Young!”: Dr. Virginia Stage’s Mission for Healthy Eating

Meet Virginia Stage, an assistant professor and nutrition education and behavior specialist in our department. Learn about her passion for nutrition and healthy eating in early childhood. 

Dr. Sanders, recent CALS faculty hire.

Apr 20, 2023

Food Systems Communicator Coming to NC State

Katie Sanders, newly hired agricultural communication professor, is excited to begin interdisciplinary work with students, stakeholders and extension agents to change how we communicate science. 

Maru Gonzalez taking a picture in front a brick wall

Apr 3, 2023

Building Belonging

Maru Gonzalez, an assistant professor and youth development specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, has dedicated her career to creating affirming and welcoming spaces for and with young people. 

Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Basheerah Enahora: Nutrition and Extension

For our February faculty feature, we have one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Basheerah Enahora. Learn about her focus on nutrition education and extension. 

Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Dara Bloom – Local Foods Extension Specialist on the Move

Dr. Dara Bloom, an associate professor and our local foods extension specialist, discusses her non-traditional path to academia.