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Sam Jones

Digital Communications Specialist

Butler Communications Bldg.


Sam is the Digital Communications Specialist for CALS. 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 three years as the Brand Manager at a CPG food startup in Boston before shifting into higher ed communications. 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 as well as web design.


  • It's Peach Season in North Carolina
  • Ph.D. Candidate Wins Fulbright to Develop Soil Sensors in France
  • Growing a Homerun Peanut
  • Giving Symbiosis Back to the Brassicas
  • Domesticating Duckweed, 300 Samples at a Time