Jody is a communications specialist with the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. She grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in southern Iowa, and graduated form Iowa State University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis on health and nutrition. Since graduation, she has worked in the field of ag communications. Her experience includes writing for newspapers, magazines and web, public relations, social media management, media relations, digital editing and web development. Jody assists the IPM team with website content, social media, media relations, writing news releases and articles, and editing publications.