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Sam Jones

Science Communications Specialist

Butler Communications Bldg.


Sam is the Science Communications Specialist for NCARS and N.C. PSI. She received her B.A. in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound in 2015 and completed her M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 2019. She has over five seasons of farming experience in the U.S. and Europe in organic fruits and vegetables, hogs, broilers, layers, and flowers. Sam spent two and a half years as the Brand Manager at a CPG food startup in Boston before shifting into communications for higher education. Before coming to NC State, she was the Assistant Director of Communications for the Division of Global Engagement at the University of Oregon. She has extensive writing experience and specializes in marketing and communications strategy.


  • Symposium Strengthens Partnership with East African Countries
  • Gage Secures $1.9M NIH Grant to Study Gene-Environment Interactions
  • The Hands That Feed Us
  • Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Milk: The Science Behind the Flavors We Love
  • Field to Fabric: The Journey of Fiber Hemp from Tobacco to Textiles