About Me

ashley-andrews-class-of-2016Hi, I’m Ashley! My passion is using marketing and public relations principles to talk about University of Nevada, Reno; its land-grant mission; and research-based horticulture information. My goal is to foster education and sustainability in Nevada communities.

I have over ten years of experience in higher education. My expertise includes event planning and management, developing and implementing marketing and communications plans, social media marketing, marketing-based writing, multi-media and web content creation, website design and maintenance using content management systems (CMS), project management, and media relations.

I am a four-time award-winner for email marketing.

Currently, I am a horticulture communications assistant with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension as well as a web and social media manager with the Nevada Landscape Association. I enjoy the opportunity to write and edit horticulture columns for the Reno Gazette-Journal through Cooperative Extension.

I study strategic communications as a graduate student with the Reynolds School of Journalism. I am an alumnus of the College of Business at University of Nevada, Reno. There, I studied business administration with an emphasis in marketing and graduated as the college’s most outstanding senior.

During my free time, I love to read, garden and spend time with my family.

 

Selected Recent Work

EDUCATION

Master of Arts • Media Innovation, Strategic CommunicationUniversity of Nevada, Reno (UNR) • December 2017

Bachelor of Science • Business Administration, MarketingUniversity of Nevada, Reno  • May 2016 • GPA: 3.96

Associate of Arts • BusinessTruckee Meadows Community College • December 2011 • GPA: 3.82

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Nursery Worker • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension • February 2017

EXPERIENCE

Web and Social Media Manager • Nevada Landscape Association • September 2015 – Present

Horticulture Communications Assistant • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) • August 2006 – Present

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016 All Star Award • Constant Contact • March 2017

2015 All Star Award • Constant Contact • March 2016

Joan Metcalf Cope Classified Employee AwardUNR Staff Employees’ Council • March 2016

Most Outstanding Senior AwardUNR College of Business • March 2016

Certificate of Appreciation – Staff Employees’ Council • President Marc Johnson, UNR • June 2015

Young Professionals Network Scholarship • Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network & United Federal Credit Union • March 2015

2014 All Star Award • Constant Contact • February 2015

2013 All Star Award • Constant Contact • March 2014

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network • March 2015 – Present

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Founder/Administrator • Northern Nevada Marketing/PR Professionals (Facebook Group) • September 2014 – Present

Executive Board Member • Public Relations Coordinator • Web Site Committee Chair • UNR Staff Employees’ Council • August 2013 – August 2015

Image Enhancement and Communications Committee Member • UNCE • 2013 – Present

Washoe County Office Open House Committee Member • UNCE • 2010 – 2011

Diversity Committee Member • UNCE • 2010 – Present

PRESENTATIONS

Andrews, A. 2014. Social Media for Extension Professionals. April 8.

PUBLICATIONS

Our Town Reno Stories

Reno Gazette-Journal Articles