Ashley Nickole Andrews

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Ashley Nickole Andrews

Web & Social Media Communications Specialist

Summary

My passion is using marketing and public relations principles to talk about University of Nevada, Reno; its land-grant mission; and research-based agriculture, horticulture, rangeland and veterinary science; biochemistry and molecular biology; children, youth and families; community and economic development; health and nutrition; and natural resources and environmental science information. My goal is to help Nevada communities to thrive.

My expertise includes event planning and management, developing and implementing marketing and communications plans, designing for accessibility, social media marketing, marketing-based writing, multi-media and web content creation, website design and maintenance, project management, and media relations.

Education

A.A. in Business, Truckee Meadows Community College, 2011
B.S.B.A. in Marketing, University of Nevada, 2016
M.A. in Journalism, University of Nevada, 2017

Programs

Social Media Training cb

Social Media Training

Extension teaches social media for businesses, community members, scientists/agriculturalists and Extension professionals

Honors and Awards

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Lay or Popular Publications
Ana Nunez Zepeda at an educational booth
Graduate of the Pack: Ana Nunez Zepeda, nutrition instructor
"It’s important that there are people doing what I do because we can help our community by teaching them how to have a healthy lifestyle."
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Woman leaning against a wall with her head down
The hard truth about domestic violence
Intimate partner violence doesn't discriminate. It can happen to anyone. Learn more about its impacts on victims, survivors and the economy, and find local and national resources.
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Firefighters with firetruck in the foreground; hillside on fire in the background
Up in smoke: University ecologists help firefighters protect Nevada's lands
Fires unleash devastating losses on Nevada ranches, grazing areas, and habitat. Each leaves Nevada lands more vulnerable to future fires. Knowing how to care for Nevada's land before and after disturbances is key to reducing wildland fire risk and repairing lands post-fire. This is where two University experts come in.
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Melinda Yerka in a field
Women in science: a Q&A with CABNR researchers
Professors Stringham and Yerka, along with postdoctoral scholar Dunham-Cheatham, discuss their work as CABNR researchers
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Jamie Ludwig Dafoe digging a hole on a range
Women in science: Jamie Ludwig Dafoe, rangeland specialist
Dafoe, a graduate of the College of Biotechnology, Agriculture & Natural Resources rangeland science program, takes us through life as a rangeland consultant
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Men loading juniper bushes into a truck
What did we learn from the Caughlin Fire?
Jamie Roice-Gomes and Ashley Andrews break down 5 lessons learned following the Caughlin Fire
Andrews, A. and Roice-Gomes, J. 2019, Nevada Today
Iris in bloom
What is firescaping?
University experts give tips on keeping your landscape from going up in flames
Andrews, A. and Skelly, J. 2019, Nevada Today
A house and car completely engulfed in flames
How can I prepare my home and neighborhood for a wildfire?
University experts caution actions taken by homeowners before a fire ever starts play a critical role.
Smith, E. and Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Men shoveling pine needles into a trailer
What is defensible space and how do I create some around my home?
University experts help homeowners to make homes more fire safe
Smith, E. and Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Community Gardening Makes Reno Bloom Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Garden Classes Nurture Garden Dreams Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Get ready in case of heavy rain or flood events this winter Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Honoring Fallen Soldiers in the Garden Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
It’s Summertime in the Garden, and Plants are… Sticky? Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Learn about the Birds and the Bees to Boost Garden Yields Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Mow This Way for a Healthy, Attractive, Hardworking Lawn Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Page-Turners for Plant-Lovers: Must Reads for Seasons of Success Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Prune fruit trees to create beautiful, edible landscapes Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Start the Summer Garden Indoors with Seeds or Cuttings Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Strategic Garden Cleanup Creates Garden Homes for Pollinators Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
The secret science behind bright long-lasting fall color Andrews, A. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Winter Is Coming and a Hoop House Would Help Andrews, A. 2017, Reno-Gazette Journal
Landscape Design Principles Build Four Seasons of Interest Andrews, A. and Hanson Mazet, W. 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal
Decorating Eating and Composting for a Sustainable Halloween Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Experience Field Day Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Food Safety in the Edible Garden Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees Create Memories, Improve Forest Health Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Good Food Can Be Hard to Find Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Grow Great Gardens and Luscious Landscapes in 2016 Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Nevada Gardeners Tame Desert, Grow Beauty and Delight Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Plants Getting Sticky? Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Prepare for winter river floods Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Preserving the Harvest Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
School Gardens Grow Healthy, Active Students Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Teaching How to Grow Healthy Food in Reno's Food Desert Andrews, A. 2016, Our Town Reno
Turn Golden Fall Leaves into Garden Gold with Composting Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Uncover Holiday Houseplant Secrets with Botany Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Winter Reading Grows Healthy Soils, Plants and Minds Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
The Ecosystem of Compost Piles Newton, J. and Andrews, A. 2016, Reno Gazette-Journal
Bugs Don’t Bug Kids Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Fall Lawn Care Grows Healthy Spring Lawns Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Field Day: A Northern Nevada Tradition Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Gardening Around Children Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Gardens Grow Healthy Families, Communitites Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Get a Head Start on Garden and Landscaping Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Holiday Host Gifts for Plant Lovers Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Peas for St. Patrick’s Day and Other Cool-Season Gardening Tips Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Save Water and Your Garden and Landscape Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Starting Seeds Indoors Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Grow Crops, Raise Fish With Aquaponics Andrews, A. and Kratsch, H. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Native Plants Help Conserve Water Andrews, A. and Kratsch, H. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Hardworking Flowers for Your Summer Garden Panton, L. and Andrews, A. 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
(Re)discover Extension at Field Day 2014 Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Bring the Outdoors Indoors for Thanksgiving Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Buy Local, Grow Local: Plant Your Garden with Plants from Nevada Plant Sales, Producers, Nurseries and Garden Centers Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Gifts for Gardeners Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Master Gardeners Help Nevadans, You Can Too Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Overwintering Containerized Plants Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Perfect Presents for Plant Lovers Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Donating the Harvest Andrews, A. and Morrow, L. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Food Safety in the Garden Andrews, A. and Morrow, L. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
What is Firescaping? Andrews, A. and Skelly, J. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
40 Years of Master Gardeners Helping Nevadans Hanson Mazet, W. and Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Plant Cool-Season Crops Early for Payoff Later Hanson Mazet, W. and Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Spring Miracles– Planting spring-blooming bulbs Panton, L. and Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Grateful for School Gardens Williams, K. and Andrews, A. 2014, Reno Gazette-Journal
Activities for All at Field Day Andrews, A. 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal
Enjoy Healthful Microgreens Grown Year-Round Andrews, A. 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal
Holiday Gifts for Gardeners: a Master Gardener Wish List Andrews, A. 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal
Selecting and Caring for Holiday Houseplants Andrews, A. 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal
Using Edibles for Landscape Accents Andrews, A. 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal
New Gardening and Landscaping Classes for a New Year Andrews, A. 2011, Reno Gazette-Journal
Media Releases/Media Adviorsy
CABNR awards ceremony honors outstanding supporters, staff and faculty Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
CABNR awards ceremony honors outstanding undergraduate and graduate students Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Louis S. Test named Outstanding Agriculturist
Universiy of Nevada, Reno's College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources honored Test for agricultural advocacy, leadership and education
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Special Publications
social media training
Facebook for Extension Professionals
Universities, colleges and Cooperative Extensions around the country use social media to reach constituents with instructional, research and outreach messages. When Extension professionals participate on social networks, members of the public have access to news and information from valued, trusted and credible sources. And, when Extension professionals engage with them, online networks provide interactive, genuine and far-reaching communities that keep Extension professionals current and connected to issues or concerns of the general public and present opportunities for collaboration and scientific inspiration. While these opportunities are found in various social networks, this publication focuses on Facebook. It includes information on platform selection and use, maintaining a professional and personal balance, social license, accessibility, responding to criticism with professionalism, and more.
Andrews, A. and Chichester, L. 2018, Extension
Trade Journals
Content marketing for your green industry business Andrews, A. 2017, Landscape Nevada Magazine