Staff

Jessica Jansen

Executive Director

A native Oregonian, Jessica fell in love with agriculture as a teenager. Inspired by her involvement in FFA throughout high school, Jessica developed a passion for education and communication. This interest led her to pursue two degrees at Oregon State University; Agricultural Sciences and Communication.  Jessica oversees the day-to-day operations of Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom and works to develop the program to meet the ever-changing needs of Oregon educators and promote the greatest industry in the world, Oregon Agriculture!

Michel Wiman

Outreach Communications Coordinator

Michel is passionate about teaching and communicating the very diverse areas of Oregon agriculture and food systems to Oregon students and their teachers. She draws from her wide-ranging experience and leadership in research, science instruction, food and farming nonprofits, and farm-based businesses.  She holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Conservation and a Master of Science degree in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. When not working, she can be found volunteering in classrooms or outside in the garden with her husband and two girls.

Austin Miller

Education Programs Coordinator

Austin connects the programs of Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom with the people that make them happen. Beginning in high school, Austin developed an intense passion for agricultural education an interest which lead him to this position. He is a recent graduate of Oregon State University where he received a degree in Agricultural Sciences. He says that, “Agriculture is simply too important for students to not have an understanding of where our food comes from, how the environment works, and how we use our state’s beautiful resources.”  He will be working with volunteers and teachers to carry out the mission of Oregon AITC.