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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!

Kassia Rudd

Washington County Programs Coordinator

Kassia’s enthusiasm for the outdoors solidified at a young age, and followed her from Portland to Smith College, where she earned a B.A. in Environmental Geoscience. Her post-college years found her evaluating denitrification in low order streams, studying wandering dunes off the coast of Germany, and spearheading school garden programs in Texas and Arkansas. The gardening bug stuck, and she completed an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Food Systems at the University of Washington. Oregon never left her heart, and Kassia is glad to find herself back in the rainy northwest, connecting with educators, farmers and community members to further student learning through agricultural and garden education.

Brittany Capell

Education Programs Coordinator

Agriculture has played a huge role in Brittany’s life since adolescence. Through her involvement in 4-H and other agricultural organizations, she recognized the need to educate consumers on agriculture to help bridge the gap of the rural urban divide.  This inspired Brittany to attend Oregon State University, where she obtained a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and M.S in Agriculture Education. As the Education Programs Coordinator, Brittany works to empower students and instructors with educational advancement experiences through the context of agriculture.

Rachel Noble

Office Manager

In her role at Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, Rachel oversees the internal operations, social media outreach and communications, as well as the free-loan library and other educational resources and opportunities for teachers. Upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences from Oregon State University, Rachel developed a passion for filling the need of advocacy and education for the agriculture industry and is excited that she gets to help do that through the work done at Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom.